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Blacks In Cybersecurity Code of Conduct

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Event Code of Conduct:


All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to adhere to the following code of conduct. 

Organizer(s) will enforce this code throughout the event and we expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for all who attend Blacks In Cybersecurity events.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a casual, harassment-free and inviting  event experience for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religious/non-religious background.


We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges as well as available at any help/ registration stations. You may also send an email or direct message or use the Blacks In Cybersecurity Mobile Application to get help.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment/inappropriate behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance and will ensure that you have the best experience we can provide.

Sponsors/Attending Organizations are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use inappropriate images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use inappropriate clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create an inappropriate environment.

In order to maintain an inviting space that is comfortable for all attendees sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our venues: including talks, workshops, networking events, social media and any other online media involving Blacks In Cybersecurity.

Speakers are asked to frame discussions as casually, openly and inclusively as possible and to be aware of how language or images may be perceived by others, especially given the inclusive aspect of this event and the community surrounding it.


Participants asked to stop any harassing or inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizer(s).

Online Community Guidelines:

To join the BIC Online Community please email BIC-Operations.


The purpose of the BIC Slack/Discord online community is to facilitate community and fellowship as well as exchange and distribute knowledge about Cybersecurity resources, classes, books, courses, webinars, conferences, meetup groups, and more.


The Slack community is informative yet, casual and welcoming.

The BIC Community is a safe space for BIC community members to share and network. Adhering to the guidelines are a part of being a positive community member:

  • Treat others online as you would treat them in a physical interaction.

  • Be tolerant towards others viewpoints; respectfully disagree when opinions do not align.

  • Respect the privacy and personal information of others with courtesy and respect.

Demonstrating the following may result in communication from leadership and action:

  • Making personal attacks on other community members.

  • Using defamatory remarks or make false statements against others.

  • Posting inappropriate comments or profanity.

  • Bullying or making inflammatory remarks to other community members.

Questions or suggestions?

Please let us know if you would like to add or comment on the guidelines or policy by way of an email to You may also use this email to report misconduct, email subject: Reporting - Slack/Discord Miscoduct.

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