Principal Application Security Architect & Data Security Czar
April C. Wright is a hacker, author, teacher, and community leader who has been breaking, making, fixing and defending the security of global critical cyber assets for over 25 years. She is an international speaker and trainer, educating and advising on matters of privacy and information security with the goal of safeguarding the digital components we rely on every day. April has held roles on defensive, operational, adversarial, and development teams throughout her career and is currently a Senior Application Security Architect. Her book, “Fixing An Insecure Software Life Cycle” was published through O’Reilly. She is an occasional co-host for the SecurityWeekly family of webcasts, and has spoken at, planned, and contributed to numerous worldwide security conferences. She has presented for the US Government and industry organizations such as OWASP and ISSA. April Is the DEF CON Groups Global Coordinator, and in 2017 she co-founded the local Boston local group, “DC617”. She volunteers and supports a number of organizations, such as (ISC)2, EFF, and The Innocent Lives Foundation. April has collected dozens of certifications to add capital letters at the end of her name, almost died in Dracula’s “secret staircase” while visiting Romania, and once read in The Onion that researchers at the University of North Carolina released a comprehensive report in 2014 confirming her status as the “most significant and interesting person currently inhabiting the earth”, and it was on ‘teh internet’ so it must be true.