The White Hat Ball 2023 has come and gone, but the memories will last forever! The event was a huge success, bringing together cybersecurity and risk leaders from all over the UK. On the 27th of January, 2023, over 650 attendees had the chance to network, dance, and raise money for a worthy cause, and the atmosphere was electric with excitement.
The White Hat Ball is a sell-out event for the Information and Cyber Security Industry. It raises lots of money for the incredible people at NSPCC Childline, who work tirelessly to help keep children safe online – it has become regarded as an exciting, social and unmissable evening in the industry’s calendar.
Held annually at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, the White Hat Ball is organised by a group of volunteers from the Cyber Security industry. So far, it has raised over two million pounds for the NSPCC’s vital.
The NSPCC’s Childline service receives calls from two children every single minute. It costs £30,000 a day to run Childline, and the support the White Hat Ball provides will ensure that children’s voices can continue to be heard.
Towards the night’s end, White Hat events chairman Stephen Khan announced that we’re £12k away from beating our £226k record!! We have yet to receive the final figure, but the industry pulled together for one last push. We will update further once the information has been obtained.
One of the highlights of the evening was the auctions. Guests could bid on a range of premier delights, from VIP hospitality packages to private dining experiences, with all proceeds going to the NSPCC.
In addition to the auctions, attendees enjoyed a night filled with live music, dancing, and delicious food and drinks. The White Hat Ball 2023 was truly a night to remember, and attendees left the event feeling energised and inspired.
We want to thank all our guests and everyone who made the White Hat Ball 2023 a success. We are already looking forward to next year’s White Hat Ball and can’t wait to see everyone again!
Don’t forget to take a look at the White Hat Events website for information on future events, including the White Hat Ball 2024. We hope to see you there!
White Hat started 17 years ago when a group of security and risk professionals came together to raise money for charity. At first, this was largely through organising the annual White Hat Ball, which raised over £195k for NSPCC Childline in 2020. Fundraising activities have now expanded to include the White Hat London Marathon in aid of NSPCC Childline and a range of industry events throughout the year. The White Hat Events Committee have now raised over £2m for charity, a fantastic achievement.