Last month, nearly 50,000 cybersecurity professionals gathered in San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference to learn about trends in the industry, hear from experts and visit with vendors. When attendees visited Tripwire’s booth, they had the unique opportunity support the information security community.

The #Tripwire4Tech campaign encouraged booth attendees and followers on social media to vote for four worthy organizations. For every vote or social media share, Tripwire donated $1 in to that organization.

The organizations included:

Nearly $2,900 was donated to the organizations, with the most votes going to Girls Who Code.


According to a 2018 report from McKinsey, women comprise just 23% of high school Advanced Placement computer-science exam takers, 19% of bachelor’s computer and information science degree recipients, and 26% of the computing workforce. Despite making up 16% of the general population, women of color comprise only around 4% of technical roles in tech companies. Girls Who Code works to close the gender gap in technology.

“We are proud to support these organizations making an impact in the security and tech communities. Women in Tech, Girls Who Code, EFF and Hackers for Charity are all helping tackle some of the biggest issues in our industry,” said Maritza Santillan, Sr. Marketing Specialist, Tripwire. “It was great to see participants excited to support causes they feel strongly about.”

The #Tripwire4Tech campaign will continue at upcoming conferences, including Infosecurity Europe in London (June 4-8, 2019) and Black Hat USA in Las Vegas (August 7-8, 2019), with additional tech organizations for attendees to support.