Cybersecurity & Awareness Fair

Code of Conduct

The Cal Poly Pomona Cybersecurity and Awareness Fair is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Fair participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the organizers' discretion.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and religion.
  • Sexual images in public spaces.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviors.


Participants asked to stop harassing or inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors are also subject to our anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any action to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.
Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please notify an event staff as soon as possible. Shirts, name tags, or badges identify fair staff. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

You can make a report by emailing Chris Laasch @

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by contacting a staff member, identifiable by t-shirts, name tags, or badges during the event.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. Event staff may involve others to ensure your report is managed correctly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened, which can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone, and we won't tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact campus police, local law enforcement, or local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you in feeling safe throughout the event. We value your attendance.

Campus Police can be contacted at (909) 869-3070.

This Code of Conduct is based on one written by co-founders of the Ada Initiative.

Additional Disclaimer

Hands-on labs and security presentations are provided for educational purposes only. Attendance at these sessions and using information is not intended to promote unethical and illegal hacking, including cracking, software piracy, or any other unlawful activity as defined by California and federal law. The word "hacking" in these training sessions shall only refer to ethical hacking. All information provided in these sessions is to provide the attendees with the tools to understand vulnerabilities better and help prevent cybersecurity attacks.

Information gathered, and equipment used during this session must not be used to cause damage by engaging in illegal hacking during or after the event. Any such behavior violates California and federal law and may be subject to prosecution.