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Black Hat USA 2020 officially kicks off today and — like every other event for the foreseeable future — it’s gonna look a bit different this year.
I know, I know. A virtual Black Hat doesn’t have quite the same appeal as meeting up in-person. But, well, it’s all we got! And because it’s all we’ve got, we’ve decided to up the virtual ante a bit over here.
First order of business? Ditching the swag in favor of doing a little good in the world.
We recently announced our sponsorship of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), whose mission is to achieve consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion, and retention.
So instead of handing out swag to everyone who stops by our Black Hat USA 2020 virtual booth, we’re opting to donate to the ICMCP. For every person who pays our booth a visit, we’ll donate $10 to ICMCP.
And because we don’t want to leave you totally empty handed, anyone who completes a demo with us between now and August 28 will score an Asobu Cold Brew Portable Maker. (Spoiler alert: you don’t even have to attend Black Hat to get the cold brewer! Anyone can take a demo.)
Along with this week’s efforts at Black Hat USA 2020, Axonius’ ICMCP sponsorship will fund educational scholarships that support recipients in pursuing careers in the cybersecurity industry. And that’s not all! Members of our team will also volunteer time with the ICMCP and serve as mentors to its members.
“At Axonius, we believe in working and living in the pursuit of freedom, inclusion, and equality,” said Dean Sysman, CEO and co-founder of Axonius. “We’re constantly investing to live up to these efforts, one example being our partnership with the ICMCP.
“We’re proud to support the ICMPC through our latest initiative at Black Hat, and to continue that support by way of scholarships, volunteerism, and mentorship,” he added.
Our ICMCP sponsorship is just one of Axonius’ many recent efforts to use our business as a force for good.
Earlier this year, we teamed up with Steph and Ayesha Curry’s organization, eat.learn.play.. We also launched Cybersecurity Cares, a resource center for cybersecurity professionals as they adapt to remote workforces amid COVID-19.
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