Kana Shinoda is a well known persona in the security field, she is the founder of Code Blue, and has also been working for APWG as an Asian Region Liaison and a conference manager for years. She used to run Black Hat Japan.

Kana founded Code Blue with the purpose of introducing excellent-but-unknown researchers to Japan and the world. The aim of the Code Blue security conference is to create official and unofficial relationships between researchers across borders.

The woman who launched the hacker conference. Connecting people across borders.

Kana is the woman who established the International Hacker Conference in Japan. This is unusual for women in the very male-dominated hacker industry.

She tried new things at her conference. For example, to encourage young people to particpate, she provided a talented U25 speaker with a scholarship of 5 million yen (about 65,195.59 AUD), and had student staff take turns attending the sessions.

Kana also introduced the conference to professionals from different areas, such as lawyers, cyber crime fighters, financial sectors, and IoT vendors. To "change society faster".

Also known as the "mother of hackers" in Japan and neighbouring regions (not a title she volunteers herself) , she also co-founded the GCC (Global Cybersecurity Camp) with other countries. It is a week-long summer camp with state-of-the-art cybersecurity training for talented young students from participating countries.

Each participating country has a slightly different purpose perhaps, but the basic idea is that youths should foster friendships by interacting with young people from other countries before joining the government or companies etc.

Kana truly believes that these kinds of friendships will grow the international mind, and would be helpful in aiding emergency situations cross-borders, and Kana believes this will help build peace in the Asian region, with complex and rich history.