April Wright

April Wright

Hacker, Speaker, Trainer, Writer

Boston, Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

  • Speaker
  • Security Awareness
  • Software Security
  • AppSec
  • SDLC
  • eGRC
  • Hacker
  • Hacking
  • Information Security
  • Info Sec
  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Management
  • Secure Infrastructure
  • Training
  • Teaching
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Infosec
  • Offensive Security
  • Defensive Security
  • Security Defense
  • WebAppSec
  • AppSec
  • Application Security
  • SDL
  • Software Development Lifecycle Security
  • Security Management
  • Operational Security
  • Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Agile Security
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Waterfall Security
  • Privacy
  • OSINT
  • Social Engineering
  • Social Engineer
  • Phishing
  • Risk Reduction
  • Soft Skills
  • Security Training
  • Security Awareness
  • Personal Privacy
  • Enterprise Security
  • Governance
  • Risk
  • Compliance
  • FedRAMP
  • PCI
  • HIPAA
  • NIST
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
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 is an international speaker and trainer, educating others about personal privacy and information security with the goal of safeguarding the digital components we rely on every day. April has held roles on offensive, defensive, operational, and development teams throughout her career, and been a speaker and contributor at numerous security conferences including BlackHat, DEF CON USA and DEF CON China, DerbyCon, Hack in Paris, DefCamp Romania, ITWeb South Africa, 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 has collected dozens of certifications to add letters at the end of her name, 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.