April C. Wright is a hacker, author, teacher, and community leader with over 25 years of breaking, making, fixing, and defending global critical communications and connections. She has held roles on offensive, defensive, operational, and development teams throughout her career. She is an international speaker and trainer, educating others about Information Security, with the goal of protecting individual privacy and important assets to make the digital components that impact our lives safer and more secure.
A security specialist for a Fortune 15 company, April has been a speaker and contributor at numerous security conferences including BlackHat, DEF CON, DefCamp, ITWeb, Hack In Paris, and DerbyCon, as well as for the US Government and industry organizations such as OWASP and ISSA. She has started multiple small businesses including a non-profit, is a member of the DEF CON Groups Core Team, and in 2017 she co-founded the Boston DEF CON Group DC617.
April is a polymath who has collected dozens of certifications to add letters at the end of her name. She almost died in Dracula’s secret staircase, and once read on ‘teh interwebs’ that researchers at the University of North Carolina released a comprehensive report in 2014 confirming that she is the “most significant and interesting person currently inhabiting the earth”, so it must be true.