45th IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

S&P Code of Conduct

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) and IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW) are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference 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 participants in any form. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:


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. 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 conference with no refund.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event spaces—i.e., hotel venue and event-related social spaces. 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. Harassment and code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want to provide a safe, inclusive environment at our event. And people who report unacceptable behavior help us cultivate a safe and inclusive environment.

To make a report:

  Call 220-333-3430
  Ask at registration to contact a code steward

When taking a personal report, we will ensure you are in a safe environment and cannot be overheard. We may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once in a safe environment, we will ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we will 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.

If you are being harassed by a member of the Security & Privacy community outside event spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by community members seriously. This includes harassment outside event spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time.


Our team is happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement and local support services, to provide escorts or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

On-site organizers
On-site security Dial x4000 from any Hyatt Regency room/lobby
Local law enforcement 911, or 415-553-0123 (SFPD non-emergency)
Local sexual assault hotline SFWAR hotline: 415-647-RAPE (415-647-7273)
RAINN centers: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Local emergency and non-emergency medical (e.g., urgent care, day clinic)
Local taxi companies


If a participant engages in harassing behavior, they may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers. Further action may be taken by IEEE in accordance with its policies covering code of conduct (9.25 Civility Policy, 9.26 Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment), whose consequences may include expulsion from membership in the IEEE; see the IEEE policies, IEEE Technical Activities procedures and the IEEE Member Code of Conduct for more information on these further IEEE actions.