Cybersecurity & Awareness Fair

Code of Conduct

The Cal Poly Pomona Cyber Security 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 is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Fair participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, 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 behavior


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately

Exhibitors are also subject to the 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 actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the Fair.

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 report it as soon as possible. Fair staff can be identified by their shirts or badges. 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 either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here:

(Note: The form will begin and stop accepting responses the week before and the month after the fair, respectively.)

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by contacting a staff member, identifiable by badges or shirts during the event.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This 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 hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
Local law enforcement can be contacted at (909) 869-3070.

This Code of Conduct is based on one written by co-founders of the Ada Initiative. Want to learn more? Visit

Additional Disclaimer

Hands-on labs and security presentations are provided for educational purposes only. Attendance at these sessions and the use of this information is not intended to promote unethical and illegal hacking, including cracking, software piracy or any other illegal activity as defined by state and federal laws. The word "hacking" in the context of these training sessions shall only refer to ethical hacking. All information provided in these sessions is for the sole purpose of providing the attendees with the tools to better understand vulnerabilities and in turn help prevent hacking attacks. Information garnered and equipment used during this session must not be used to cause damage by engaging in illegal hacking during or after the session. Any such behavior is a violation of state and federal laws and may subject to prosecution.