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    The Call For Papers for our BIC Village at Defcon 29 is OPEN.
    The submission link is here.

    The Blacks In Cybersecurity (BIC) Village seeks to bring culturally diverse perspectives to the holistic Cybersecurity community; by way of a series of talks and a capture the flag event.

    In providing these activities, we believe that we can normalize the discussion of deficiency and prejudices in Cybersecurity literacy, education and development that ultimately impact the progress and development of the field.

    Our village programming is also designed to highlight Black experiences, innovations in the field, Black culture and Black history which is designed to encourage more diverse hobbyists and professionals to engage and contribute to this conference and the greater Cybersecurity and Hacker/Maker communities.
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    From twitter:

    @InfoSecSherpa @katiascylife We will be at @Defcon physically and online with our village and CTF @nicolaismith1 ! CFP is still open !

    Submission Deadline: July 9, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM EST
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      Our BIC Village Theme:

      This village seeks to highlight Black experiences, innovations in the field, Black culture, Black history as well as provide a platform for the discussion of social justice and its impact on the progression and development of Technology. "Social Justice and The Black Experience in Technology".

      BIC Village Talk Categories:

      Technology in Social Justice : Discussing and highlighting how disparity and lack of equality negatively effect the progression of Cybersecurity and/or the greater technology field. ​

      Black Experience In Cybersecurity / Technology : Describing or narrating a cultural experience that helped shape innovation, develop a curiosity or fuel a mission. ​

      Cyber Innovations and Advancements : Presenting a specific advancement, innovation or invention that has been preformed by a Black practitioner or has aided the Black community.


      • #4
        BIC Village Speakers & Schedule:


        Jessica Hoffman
        August 6th, 2021 - 10:30 AM PDT ​
        Talk: Why don’t we have IoT, daddy?

        Keith Chapman
        August 6th, 2021 - 12:30 PM PDT ​
        Talk: The Action Plan for Cyber Diversity! ​

        Maurice Turner
        August 6th, 2021 - 2:30 PM PDT
        Talk: The Big Cleanup: Tackling The Remnants of Systematic Discrimination in the Tech Industry

        Stephen Pullum
        August 7th, 2021 - 10:30 AM PDT ​ Talk: Black Cyber Exodus: The Mis-Education (Certification) of Black Cyber ​

        Ochaun Marshall
        August 7th, 2021 - 12:30 PM PDT ​
        Talk: The OPSEC of Protesting ​

        Nico "Socks" Smith
        August 7th, 2021 - 2:30 PM PDT ​
        Talk: 40 cores and a CPU ​

        Tennisha Martin
        August 7th, 2021 - 4:30 PM PDT ​
        Talk: How Bias and Discrimination in Cybersecurity will have us locked up or dead ​


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          Our inaugural badge will present the names of the men and women of the Black Community affected by police violence and social injustice. Each badge will have the standard name format ( First - Last) and scroll across the screen. A new name will be added as the badge comes near other badges. The game embedded into the badge is to collect all the names; there are 4 special names that are on 4 different badges, so the goal is to be within 3ft and meet other wearers of the BIC Badge, you will know that you have all the names because the names will stop changing. The badge is white in honor of the traditional color of mourning in the Black Communities of the deep south. This badge is a digital memorial of those lost and we honor and preserve their memory with our village badge. #BADGELIFE

          Badge Registration:

          Created by: @socks