Latest in Babe

Image credit:

Security conference effectively bans booth babes from its show floor

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

The issue of booth babes -- scantily clad people attempting to lure unsuspecting buyers towards second-rate products -- has once again reared its head within the industry. This time out, cryptography and information security gathering RSA has effectively banned them, mandating that all attendees will wear clothing that's appropriate for a professional environment. According to a statement released to TechTarget, people will be unable to display "excessive cleavage," and won't be able to wear tank tops, tube tops, miniskirts or minidresses. RSA go on to say that any scantily dressed people found on the show floor would be asked to put on a sweater or leave.

The move is designed to make the conference a safer space for women, not to mention preventing the event from looking like a strip club. One female attendee, CipherCloud's Lise Feng, told NBC Bay Area that it was uncomfortable when she's previously been approached by men asking if she's the company's booth babe. It's a fine line that the tech industry has to tread, ensuring that women aren't treated as commodities while avoiding becoming a self-appointed police upon people's fashion choices. Even better is that your (male) IT chief's next security purchasing decision will be made with the brain they keep in their skull rather than... ya' know.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Sony is giving away PSVR camera adapters for the PS5

Sony is giving away PSVR camera adapters for the PS5

View
Windows 10 update removes Flash and prevents it from being reinstalled

Windows 10 update removes Flash and prevents it from being reinstalled

View
Microsoft clarifies which games work on Xbox Series S and X on day one

Microsoft clarifies which games work on Xbox Series S and X on day one

View
Vizio's latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support

Vizio's latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support

View
Bugatti’s Bolide is a 1,825HP ‘morphable’ hypercar

Bugatti’s Bolide is a 1,825HP ‘morphable’ hypercar

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr