Black Hat Conference Tackles Topics in Gender Discrimination and Mental Health

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The annual Black Hat hacker conference is recognized as one of the most important, cutting-edge cybersecurity events in the world. Each year attendees discuss, reveal, and attempt to solve complex security problems, many of which have yet to even be detected by the outside world.

This year, though, there was a new discussion track at Black Hat. For the first time, participants grappled with the complex problems of gender discrimination, sexual assault, mental health, and substance abuse in the hacking world.

It’s notable that this world-renowned group is not only making strides to outgrow it’s reputation as a “boy’s club,” but also that it’s willing to step up and lead the discussion.

In general, the new additions have been well received by the hacking community.

Read more about Black Hat, the Community track discussion topics, and the future or diversity in cybersecurity at The Intercept.