April C. Wright is an author, teacher, community leader, and hacker who has been a generalist for the last 25+ years, breaking, making, fixing, and defending “all the things” while playing security roles on offensive, defensive, operational, and development teams throughout her career. She travels the globe teaching others about Information Security, with the goal of protecting both your personal privacy as well as our most 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, DerbyCon, for the US Government, and for cybersecurity 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.