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Algeria

DC11213

  • Location: Blida, Algeria
  • Point of Contact: Tahar Amine Elhouari
  • POC Email: taharamine@tuta.io
  • Backup POC: Arezki Mustapha Bellal
  • Backup POC Email: bellal.arezki.mustapha@gmail.com
  • Website: Twitter
  • DC11213 Meets: We meet at different places like: "CLS Blida" and "ILM Center" where everybody give a talk or a conference about different IT & Security fields.
  • Description:We are highly motivated computer geeks and security addicts who like to give back to the community. We enjoy speaking in conferences and organizing CTFs to help people learn & develop
  • Languages: Arabic, English, French

Australia

DC011612

  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Point of Contact: Verbaal
  • POC Email: https://twitter.com/V3rbaal
  • Website: Meetup page
  • DC011612 Meets: We usually meet on the last Thursday bi-monthly at the MercuryISS office.
  • Description:We have a really good range of members including high schoolers, undergraduates, industry professionals and everything in between. Lots of the members actively participate and even offer up their skills and resources to help with the running of our workshops, talks and social gatherings. We’ve also got funky laptop stickers, (cause who doesn’t love stickers).
  • Projects: We’ve previously done lock sports and ducky script payloads. Some of our upcoming projects may include evidence tampering, infrared hacking and we’re currently in the process of putting together a beginners CTF.

Azerbaijan

DC735

  • Location: Azerbaijan Republic
  • Point of Contact: Uzeyir Huseynov
  • POC Email: huseynov.uzeyir@defcon.az
  • Website: http://defcon.az
  • DC735 Meets: Weekends or Friday after work
  • Description:Our interests (we all work in itsec) is to make more secured projects, networks, penetrate networks etc.
  • Languages: Azerbaijan, Russian languages

Belarus

DC37517

  • Location: Minsk, Belarus
  • Point of Contact: MERRON
  • POC Email: merron@dc37517.com
  • Website: http://dc37517.com
  • DC37517 Meets: Announcement in Telegram-chat
  • Description:DC-group based in Minsk. Started on 24 of September, 2018
  • Languages: Russian, Belarusian, English

Brazil

DC5527

  • Location: Vitoria, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Gilberto Sudre
  • POC Email: gilberto@sudre.com.br
  • Backup Point of Contact: Maycon Vitali
  • Backup POC Email: maycon@hacknroll.com
  • Website: dc5527.org
  • DC5527 Meets: Every Saturday / 2:00 pm
  • Languages: Portuguese
  • Description: We do projects related to security from lock picking, hardware hacking, DIY, penetration testing, WiFi hacking, RF Hacking, Forensics and more. Each meeting is an open forum.
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Ladies Who Hack
  • POC Email: ladieswh@protonmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Gab
  • Backup POC Email: gfonseca@protonmail.ch
  • Website: pending
  • DC5511 Meets: Pending because the meet can happen in others states and events in Brazil, please can u contact the POC first?

    The meetings can also Happen at Garoa Hackerspace which is a famous hackerspace in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Description: The DC5511 started in 2018. It was founded by Ladies Who Hack Community in Brazil organized by the HexQueen members CTF group by Clara Nobre, Gabriela Fonseca, Ingrid Splanger and Roberta Rob.
  • Interests: Cryptography, CTF, development, hacking, Infosec, lockpick, SDR, vulnerabilities, reversing, wireless and others things.
  • Location: Brasilia, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Marcos
  • POC Email: board@dc5561.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Marcelo
  • Backup POC Email: board@dc5561.org
  • Website: http://dc5561.org
  • DC5561 Meets: pending

Canada

DC306

  • Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Derthog
  • POC Email: derthog@gmail.com
  • POC Twitter: @derthog
  • Website: pending
  • DC306 Meets: currently varies as becoming established, please contact POC
  • Description: By bringing together like-minded sentient beings who come from many different backgrounds but have a common interest as we strive for knowledge, personal/public education and the advancement of Infosec, Hacking, and technology in general within the growing Saskatchewan Tech Scene, Saskatchewan Communities, and the World. All levels of experience welcome.
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Dolev Farhi
  • POC Email: dolev@dc416.com
  • Website: http://dc416.com
  • DC416 Meets: every month, we also host occasional CTFs both online and offline.
  • Description: This is a group for anyone interested in computer hacking & network security breaching. All skill levels and background experiences are welcome. we also have a Slack channel. send us an email to info@dc416.com for an invitation.
  • Location: BC, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Opt1
  • POC Email: opt1@dc604.ca
  • Website: pending
  • DC604 Meets: We meet up after our monthly local 2600 meeting, which our DC604 group also runs
  • Languages: we are a multi cultural group covering everything from english french to greek, hindi, cantonese, binary/hex/javascript/ruby/python/asm/c and some klingon.
  • Description: DC604 was started by three local Vancouver hackers, all lifers: Opt1, Spy604, Ambrose. We run the group.
  • Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Christopher Clayden
  • POC Email: Clayden@dc705.com
  • Website: http://www.dc705.com
  • DC705 Meets: monthly in Barrie, Ontario. Meets will start at 6PM and run until 9PM
  • Description: : All things security related - interests include but are not limited to; hackathons/hackfest, hacking tournaments, CTF events, hands on, good discussion, cold beverages, Muskoka chairs, camp fire's and patio's, opportunity to engage and listen, join the community, get active, grow, be inspired and inspire others, be great and do epic shit! Formal, informal, relaxed.
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
  • Point of Contact: Alexi
  • POC Email: Dc780@uhasmy.info
  • DC780 Meets: Beers at Mercer Tavern every second Thurs at 6pm - 10363 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9
  • Languages: English
  • Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Mark
  • POC Email: hendersonsecure7406@yahoo.com
  • Website: Slack Channel
  • DC905 Meets: We meet in the parking lot of Rainbow Creek Park in Vaughan when the weather is good every weekend on Saturday. If the weather is bad we meet at the Tim Hortons opposite the park. People are free to bring projects with them that they are working on and share knowledge and tools of the trade.
  • Languages: English
  • Interests: Cryptography, Social Engineering, Pen-testing/Ethical Hacking, Arduino's and Raspberry Pi's, and Lockpicking

China

DC0531

  • Location:Jinan, China
  • Point of Contact:guanguan
  • POC Email: xinpengguan@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Veneno
  • Backup POC Email: vgzblood@gmail.com
  • Website: @DefconGroup0531
  • DC0531 Meets:We will be in Jinan,Meetings will be announced on the website and social media in advance.
  • Description: The DC0531 started in 2018. It was formed by several local hackers.guanguan, Veneno and Walk run the meetings and keep the website updated.

  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Point of Contact: Ada Zhang
  • POC Email: zhangying1-s@360.cn
  • Backup Point of Contact: Jun Li
  • Backup POC Email: lijun-it@360.cn
  • Website: Pending
  • DC010 Meets: Quarterly @ International Electronics City Headquarters
  • Language: English and Mandarin
  • Interests: Car Security, Wireless, Harware and Embedded
  • Location: Xi'an, China
  • Point of Contact: Lane Snow
  • POC Email: ilyuanting0910@icloud.com
  • Website: http://www.dc2711.org
  • DC10001 Meets: First sunday of the month at library of Xi’an SHI
  • Language: Chinese, English
  • Description: We have a satellite internet equipment and server. we also are working on some WIFI projects. Currently looking for wireless network vulnerabilities and cracks and repairs.
  • Location: Zhejiang, China
  • Point of Contact: Richy
  • POC Email: 839423419@qq.com
  • Website: http://defcon.whitecap100.org
  • DC0571 Meets: Meetings announced on the website
  • Languages: Chinese, English
  • Description: The DC0001 started in 2017. It consists of local hacker fuhei and his team Whitecap100 run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Point of Contact: Lindsay aka Ling Ling
  • POC Email: sh.defcon852@gmail.com
  • Backup Point Of Contact: Albert Hui
  • Backup POC Email: albert@securityronin.com
  • DC852 Meets: Usually the third Thursday of every month, where ever our stomach takes us.
  • Description: We're a bunch of nerds, and proud of it.
  • Interests: RFID & wifi
  • Location: Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
  • Point of Contact: akast
  • POC Email: akast@ngsst.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: akast
  • Backup POC Email : sec@hillstonenet.com
  • Website: http://dc86020.ngsst.com
  • DC86020 Meets: We meet at the Rm 3806, fuli yingxin building , No.28 Huaxia Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou . and meeting from time to time, usually on weekends of the month. where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Languages: Chinese, English, Cantonese
  • Description: The DC86020 started in 2017. It was formed by several local hackers in GuangZhou. Akast, dark3r and JutaZ run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Interests: We have a lock picking wall and some wireless security projects(NFC, RFID and WiFi ), we also working on web hacking.
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Point of Contact: Mr. Wang
  • POC Email: syy@pwnzen.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Yingying Sun
  • Backup POC Email : syy@pwnzen.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC86021 Meets: The event will be held at least five times a year, including the latest research results and trends in security, as well as practical application in areas of information security. In the meantime, we will inform you of the process of the program in advance.
  • Languages: Mandarin, English
  • Description: DC86021 is applied by Tielei Wang, Co-Founder of Pwnzen and also a member of Team Pangu. Tielei Wang is graduated from Peking University with high achievement, lots of his works are published at the TOP 4 security conferences and he is now an active speaker at Blackhat etc.

    The DC86021 is a community mainly aims at all college students in Shanghai, China. Since we have close connections with academic in Shanghai, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University, etc, we want to inspire students in these colleges to participate in information security, encourage them to share the latest research in this area, even more, we what to provide a chance for these talents in this area to show themselves.
  • Interests: We are interested in all areas of information security, including website security, reverse engineering, mobile security, IoT security, etc. Especially, we pay more attention to mobile security. We hope everyone who is interested in information security can get whatever he/she wants in our event.
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Point of Contact: Richy
  • POC Email: 839423419@qq.com
  • Website: http://defcon.whitecap100.org/
  • DC860571 Meets: In the hotel conference room. Everybody takes turn giving a talk about their interests.
  • Languages: Chinese, but hey we like English too.
  • Description:The DC860571 started in 2017. It consists of local hacker fuhei and his team Whitecap100 run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Interests: We have a penetration testing team, we discuss some tips at the meeting.
  • Projects: We are building a CTF platform to enhance our ability.
  • Location: Shenzen, China
  • Point of Contact: 0 Zebra
  • POC Email: nullzebra@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC86755 Meets: Third Thursday of the month at Chaihuo makerspace in OCT Shenzhen
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Interests: SDR and Embedded Devices

Colombia

DC007

  • Location:Bogota, Colombia
  • Point of Contact: Ricardo E. Uribe
  • POC Email: ricardouribe@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Angie B. Huffington
  • Backup POC Email: angiehuffington@gmail.com
  • Website: Pending
  • DC007 Meets:Thursdays @ Cafe la Montaña, Diagonal 108 no. 8 - 11
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Interests: Social engineering, information security, hacking techniques, pentesting, red teams and blue teams, capture the flag, and IOT security.
  • Location: Prague, Czechia
  • Point of Contact: Th3r3d
  • POC Email: boss@dcg420.org
  • Website: d
  • DC420 Meets: We meet every second Friday in different places, which are communicated through eventbrite and send over.
  • Description: The DC420 started in 2018. It was formed in Prague. .
  • Interests: Working on all kinds of interests. Specialy CtF. We welcome people with any experience or without it.

Egypt

DC360

  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Point of Contact: Lembo
  • POC Email: lemb0o404@gmail.com
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/dc36o
  • DC360 Meets: Twice a month (info on site)
  • Languages: Arabic, English
  • Description: Hacking systems , Hacking minds , Hacking things "Hack The Planet!!"
  • Location: Paris, Île de France
  • Point of Contact: Pauline, Marc, Sharka, Eric
  • POC Email: defcon331@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC11331 Meets:
    • We will be holding a monthly meeting the last Thursday of every month
    • We are planning on having two entry level quick security talks to start. Probably one on WiFi cracking
    • Network with the people that are attending DEFCON 26
    • Have a crypto and SE challenge - the first ones to beat it gets a free beer
    • For the following meeting will probably be using a more formal and spacious venue La Paillasse (A Lab and Maker space)
  • Description: The DC11331 started in June 2018. It was formed by Pauline, Mark, Sharka and Erik. They are all DC11331 leaders, run the meetings and keeping the website updated.
  • Interests: The group would like to have general focus on information security, from social engineering, lockpicking, hardware hacking, to breaking into websites, applications, infrastructure etc.We would like to be welcoming to students and people new to information security, and give them a platform in which they can meet and network.
  • Projects: Currently attempting to create a first ever Paris DEF CON Group.
  • Cool Things about Us:
    Erik is a Linux Kernel Developer and worked on virtualization drivers. He is also OSCP certified and likes to drink a lot of beer. Currently working as the Lead Security engineer of a Cloud gaming company. He is originally from El Salvador and studied and worked for 7 years in the US East Coast and is now currently living in Paris.

    Cookie is a linguist and a developer. 42 Alumni, she loves doing Social Engineering waka waka and she works in Cyber Threat Intelligence for a French company today.She used to be a French teacher for 10 years, ho wait, what?

    Mark is a former Prima Ballerina of the Bootle Opera, but decided that a life of infosec and debauchery suited him much better. The debauchery actually turned out to be a math course, which cemented his love of all things deep-technical, low-level, lo-fi, and diy.

    Sharka is a Irish pirate queen from 16th century... oh wait, that is her social engineering alter ego she uses to to get into buildings and manipulate people. Before she was hacking all things, she used to run a music label, a radio, a festival as well as VJing, DJing, released music as spoken word artist.

Germany

DC49911

  • Location: Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Bayern (Bavaria)
  • Point of Contact: Antonin Beaujeant
  • POC Twitter: @null_911
  • Website: https://null911.org
  • Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/NULL-911/
  • Description: NULL911 started in June 2018. It was formed by Antonin Beaujeant. Nürnberg area is home of many big companies (e.g. SIEMENS, INA Schaeffler, adidas, Puma) as well as the Bavarian CERT. The idea of NULL911 is to gather professionals, students and security enthusiasts to discuss topic around security and the hacking community.
  • DC49911 Meets: We meet once a month. Every two months at SUSE HQ (last Wednesday of the month) and every two months at Co-working Nürnberg. Everyone who has an interesting topic can present.
  • Languages:English, German
  • Current Projects: At the moment, we only organize a monthly meetup. However, we would like to build a regional MISP (connected with other).

    Another project would be to organise speed interview. Based on a concept of speed dating, but interview where we invite locale companies security job opening to meet student/pro/enthusiasts so that they can drop their CVs.

Georgia

DC995322

  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Point of Contact: Mikhail Basilaia
  • POC Email: Mikheil.basilaia@cyberhouse.ge
  • Website: Meetup Page
  • DC9995322 Meets: We usually meet once a month at Geolab, which is a local IT training center.
  • Interests: Most talks are about web application security, information security awareness and information security management in governmental organizations.
  • Current Projects We do not have particular project. In every country there is skill shortage in information security. We want to enhance skill and knowledge exchange between professionals and newcomers to infosec.
  • Location:Trivandrum, India
  • Point of Contact: Abhijith B R
  • POC Email: abhijith101011@gmail.com
  • Website: https://dc0471.org/
  • DC0471 Meets:Usually we meet at CCD coffee shop or Meet-up cafe and share updates about our research, new trends in the technology world, and always welcoming the new comers.
  • Description: The DC0471 started in January 2018. Formed by a team of Cyber security and technology enthusiasts; lead by Abhijith B R

    Other contributors are Vishnu Prasad, Thoufeeque and Pruthui Raj
  • Areas of Interest:We have a special interest in automation of penetration testing, Red team methodologies, Making and breaking IoT and hardware devices.

    We have a collection of hardware hacking gadgets, Rasberry Pi and Arduino boards, RFID writer/receivers, Rubber ducky, Node MCU, SDR receivers, HAM radio, Alpha cards and a few more cool stuff.

    Interested folks can come to our meetings and put their hands on it. To learn stuff, make stuff and break stuff!
  • Projects: Creating scenarios for automating security assessments and other stuff, Radio hacking, making really cool IoT devices etc
  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Point of Contact: @DotSlashTX
  • POC Email: mail@defcon9111.org
  • Website: defcon9111.org
  • DC9111 Meets: Will be updated at @dc9111
  • Description: DC9111 is started for meetup of coders , hackers and all sort of techies . Group is being leaded by Prasenjit Gautam a.k.a TX, in theteam we have IoT freak Naman Mishra who is a drone lover. NakShatra Sharma is a machine learning enthusiast , he is currently working upon AI IDS. Kartik Shanbagh is a Data Scientist and Rachna Rai is a Web Application Pentester in our team .
  • Interests: We have Arduinos, IoT boards like Intel Quark etc and other IoT components in a plenty amount. Any one can come and work for free!
  • Location: Nadiad, Gujrat, India
  • Point of Contact: Kashyap Patel
  • POC Email: KashyapPatel836@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC91268 Meets: at the local Coffee shops, library and other public parks. Where anyone can give a lecture or talk on subject they prefer.
  • Description: The DC091 started in 20018. It was formed by several local hackers and developers passionate about Technology. I, Kashyap Patel will handle all the meetings and community.
  • Interests: We will be mostly working on Hardware Hacking, Reverse Engineering and Buffer Overflows, but area is not limited to that. Anyone can take talk on any topics they like.
  • Current Projects:Currently attempting to create a system which can detect hardware intrusions. Apart from that it will also use machine learning to detect malware and reverse connections.

Indonesia

DC6221

  • Location: Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Point of Contact: Muhammad Claudio Delvin (Cyberking)
  • POC Email: cyberking@outlook.co.id
  • Website: Pending
  • DC6221 Meets: We meet at the local Indomaret Point Tebet every 2nd Sat. where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Description: The DC6221 started in 2017. It was formed by several local hackers. Muhammad Claudio Delvin, Cyberking run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Language:Bahasa Indonesia, English

DC62231

  • Location: Cirebon, Indonesia
  • Point of Contact: Edy Susanto
  • POC Email: edy.susanto74@live.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Sidik Santoso
  • Backup POC Email: sidiks43@yahoo.com
  • Website: Pending
  • DC62231 Meets: Once a week
  • Language: Indonesian

Ireland

DC35321

  • Location: Cork, Ireland
  • Point of Contact: Bob McArdle
  • POC Email: defconcork@gmail.com
  • Website: Meetup page
  • DC35321 Meets: every month at a local bar (An Spailpin Fanach ), normally on the night of the 2nd Tuesday of the month. There is always 1-2 tech talks, and lots of banter over beers with like minded folks. We do some special nights like an annual hacking pub quiz.
  • Description: The group was organized originally by a security researcher, Bob McArdle and later was joined by two others Jack Baylor and Maurice Cronin. Since June 2013 we've managed to keep it running every month without fail. The format was actually inspired by DC4420 talks in London - so we have 1-2 talks on hacking or attacking emerging tech each month, and social chat around drinks. We normally get about 60-70 people.

    For various reasons the group also started to be known as CorkSec - and that name tended to stick more so than the original DC021353 - so we refer to it as CorkSec but consider it a DEF CON Group in terms of the spirit of how it's run.
  • Interests: Quite broad as we have a mix of people getting into security, and folks who are in it a long time - so topics range from 101 tool intros up to really advanced research that you would see at international conferences. We also have a fair amount of discussion around emerging tech, IOT, Blockchains and more.
  • Current Projects: There are a couple of study group especially for folks working towards certain certs like OCSP, and we've been working on getting together a CTF team (and hosting one locally too).

Israel

DC9723

  • Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Point of Contact: Ezra Caltum
  • POC Email: Ez@dc9723.org
  • Website: https://www.dc9723.org
  • DC9723 Meets: We meet at Safebreach in Tel Aviv, every third tuesday of the month. Afterwards we head for a beer to a local pub.

    We started uploading the meetings to YouTube (whenever it's not TLP:RED) a few months ago.
  • Description: The DC9723 group started in 2010, in Tel Aviv Israel. It was founded by Iftach Ian Amit and Itzik Kotler. Ezra Caltum is the current lead.
  • Interests: Hacking, ethics, community and reaching out to the community
  • Current Projects: We are organizing a Hackathon for Q2 in 2018.

Italy

DC11396

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Point of Contact: Andrea Fioraldi
  • POC Email: andreafioraldi@gmail.com
  • Website: defcon396.it
  • DC11396 Meets: Our meetings are every last Friday of the month at 5 p.m.

    The location is the auditorium of the department of engineering for computer science of Sapienza, University of Rome (DIAG). Meetings are announced on twitter.
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Description: The group started in August 2018 from an initiative of some members of the TheRomanXpl0it CTF team. It is formed mainly by students of Sapienza University of Rome. Andrea (malweisse), Luigi (rop2bash) and Pietro (anticlockwise) run the meetings and manage the pull requests to the website.
  • Projects: We propose some binary exploitation labs to the members of the group
  • Location: Brescia, Italy
  • Point of Contact: Wayframer
  • POC Email: wayframer@cryptolab.net
  • Website: pending
  • DC2298 Meets: Every Sunday at 8 am
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Description: We are opened to everyone is interested. We discuss about almost everything (lockpicking , RF hacking , social engineering , industrial security and much much more)
  • Location: Trenzano, Italy
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Chow
  • POC Email: dr.chow@cuscusa.com
  • Website: Pending
  • DC999 Meets: Every Friday from 8:30pm to late night.
  • Interests: Social engineering, information security, hacking techniques, pentesting, red teams and blue teams, capture the flag, and IOT security.

Jordan

DC11962

  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Point of Contact: Samir
  • POC Email: samirtahoun@gmail.com
  • Website: Facebook
  • DC11962 Meets: We are meeting in Weekend, all details will be in our website/facebook
  • Description: The DC11962 started in 2018, We are highly motivated computer geeks ,a collective of Jordanian hackers and penetration testers that want to have fun (legal) hacking and competing in local capture the flag tournaments.
  • Languages: Arabic,English,French,Romanian
  • Projects: We are working on prepare open event for schools/universities in Jordan for spreading awareness of Hacking and yber security
  • Interests: Hacking systems ,Wifi,Web Application, Hacking minds , Hacking things "Hack The Planet!!"

Kazhakstan

DC7212

  • Location: Astana, Kazhakstan
  • Point of Contact: Olzhas Satiyev
  • POC Email: os@cybersec.kz
  • Backup Point of Contact: Arman Abdrasilov
  • Backup POC Email: aa@cybersec.kz
  • Website: http://defcon.kz
  • DC7212 Meets: One to two times a quarter
  • Description: A social group with common interests
  • Languages: Russian, English, Kazakh

Kenya

DC254

  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Point of Contact: Gav
  • POC Email: info@africahackon.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC254 Meets: Every Thursday Evening 1800-2000
    Delta Towers, Wayaki Way
  • Language: Swahili, English
  • Description: We are made up of individuals from different fields ie architects etc with passion in information security field as our binding factor.
  • Interests: information security mentorship, GSM, exploit development, mobile app development, web security, network security, campus bootcamps and in-house training

Latvia

DC11371

  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Point of Contact: http://g0x.rf.gd/contact.html
  • Website: pending
  • DC11371 Meets: If we meet then something is afoot
  • Description: I run it so there wouldn't be leadership issues otherwise whoever runs what ever is the person that runs what they run unless they're not the ones who run it.
  • Interests: Cryptoparanoia, mobile turrets and a third thing.
  • Projects: To hack out of a paper bag
  • Location: Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: 0x00013
  • POC Email: metalhead00013@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC52229 Meets: We meet at the university (FEI) every weekend.
  • Description: The DC52229 started in 2017. It was formed by several local hackers, students and teachers.

    Gerardo Contreras, 0x00013 and Sh3ll10k run the meetings.
  • Projects:Cybersecurity Research.
  • Interests: Social engineering, information security, hacking techniques, pentesting, red teams and blue teams, reversing, capture the flag, and IOT security.
  • Languages: Spanish and English

DC52999

  • Location: Sureste Region,Yucatan, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: Miguel Guirao
  • POC Email: mguirao@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC52999 Meets: We will meet at a local university once every month, on Fridays at 7 p.m. where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interests are.
  • Description: We are a few fellow hackers who occasionally gather to talk about infosec, and from time to time we learn from each other experiences.We want to share infosec and hacking with other interested fellows and motivate students to choose infosec as their professional career. We also want to create awareness in society about security matters. We will create a website for the group and I will be in charge of its maintenance. David will coordinate us and we will look for somebody to crate content for the group.
  • Projects: Providing IT support and building a ham station for the local maker space. Providing a learning environment for all those who attend our meets. Provide community outreach and education for Reno NV.

DC664

  • Location: Tijuana,Baja California, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: Juan Brizuela
  • POC Email: jbrizuela@redteamsec.com
  • Website: DC664 Facebook
  • DC664 Meets: We meet at Bit Center the last Saturday of every month where a member of the group gives a talk on what their interest are.
  • Description: The DC664 started in 2017. It was formed by several local hackers. Juan, Said run the meetings while Jonathan and Omar keep the website updated.
  • Projects: Currently working on XSS and SSL cracking.

Nepal

DC977

  • Location: Nepal
  • Point of Contact: Amir Gurung
  • POC Email: gurung.amir3@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Utsab Sapkota
  • Backup POC Email: utsab.sapkota46@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC977 Meets: We meetup every week on Thursday (9-10 am) in KU Fountain and discuss programming, hacking, andrandom technical research topic from our members.
  • Languages: English
  • Interests: We are interested in hardware hacking, WIFI projects, php development.

Netherlands

DC3158

  • Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Point of Contact: Umit Aksu
  • POC Email:aksuumit@hotmail.com
  • Website: wiki.dc3158.nl
  • DC3158 Meets: We gather at NHL university every month, where everyone discuss about new methodologies and their ideas and show PoC's and will start new projects.
  • Description: It was formed by several local hackers. Umit, Hidde Westerhof, Sameer Nanda, K.S.M. Praveen, Thomas van den Berg and Jelmer Hulsman run the meeting and keeping the website updated. We already working on a security conference NSC (Northern Security Conference) partner with ConnectFRL in Netherlands.
  • Languages: English, Dutch
  • Interests: Our special interest in exploitation development, offensive security, IoT Security, 3D printing, Raspberry PI, Arduino's
  • Projects:We are working on security automation and offensive security techniques.

Poland

DC4822

  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Point of Contact: Sergey Pronin
  • POC Email: dc4822@protonmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Wioleta Bartczak
  • Backup POC Email: wioleta.bartczak@gmail.com
  • Website: dc4822.org
  • DC4822 Meets: Our meetings are normally the first Saturdays, except January, somewhere in Warsaw Downtown. Venues are not fixed and could vary on a per-meeting basis, to stay tuned follow @DC4822 on twitter or join the 24/7 conversation on Telegram https://t.me/DC4822.
  • Languages: Mainly Polish and English, but we are the multi cultural group covering everything from Russian to Chinese, French and German, python/bash/ruby/JavaScript/Java/Scala/C/asm.
  • Description: The DC4822 started in 2016 to connect the local infosec geeks from the Warsaw and all over the Poland to fight the causes of systems insecurity, share the knowledge and techniques with individuals and organisations in order to reduce the cyber security skill gap, promote ethical hacking, responsible disclosure and and have a fun! We are open to all curious minded folks, no matter the comfort level with computers or technology. This is about community, so come out and meet your neighbors, peers, and those running the world in their own minds.
  • Interests: We are interested in improving the offensive side of the security domain, threat intel, malware analysis and reverse engineering, penetration testing and responsible disclosure as well as digital forensics and incident response.

Russian Federation

DC7495

  • Location: Zelenograd, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: DC7495
  • POC Email: dc7495@googlegroups.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Gymnoglaux
  • Backup POC Email: Gymnoglaux@ya.ru
  • Website: http://dc7495.org/ and https://t.me/DC7495
  • DC7495 Meets: Once or twice a season, to be announced in any of our media, the rest is discussed online.
  • Language: Russian, English
  • Description: DC7495 started in January 2018.

    Formed by a team of cyber security, technology, engineering and social engineering enthusiasts.

    Led by WintermuteTA (group lead), Gymnoglaux (designer) and also Sceloglaux (specialist in public relations).

    DC7499 is also a convenient channel for communication, which consists of more than 700 people https://telegram.me/DC7499
  • Interests: Various areas of information security (theory and practice). Ethical programming, Open Source Software. Cryptography. DIY devices, 3D printing things, IoT devices. Opening of locks, closing of locks, the theory of locks. Network data capture.
  • Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Sergey Vishnyakov
  • POC Email: sergey@vishnyakov.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Levenets Alina
  • Backup POC Email: alien@defcon.su
  • Website: http://defcon.su and http://defcon.moscow
  • DC7499 Meets: Once a quarter
  • Language: Russian, English
  • Description: Our social group gathers not only hackers, but also on the basis of students' education, DC7499 share knowledge in the clear, and expands the horizons of possibilities!

    DC7499 is also a convenient channel for communication, which consists of more than 700 people https://telegram.me/DC7499
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Alexei Sinstov
  • POC Email: dookie@inbox.ru
  • Backup Point of Contact: Dmitry Evdokimov
  • Backup POC Email: evdokimovds@gmail.com
  • Website: http://defcon-russia.ru
  • DC7812 Meets: once/twice in quarter, announcement on the website
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Description: Benevolent dictator with board of members - all questions topics are accessed in our Google Group (and we have 369 member there, so democracy will not work) - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/defcon-russia (Russian lang)
  • Location:Nizhniy Nocgorod, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: DCNN
  • POC Email: defcon-nn@googlegroups.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Nikita Baksalyar
  • Backup POC Email: nikita.baksalyar@gmail.com
  • Website: http://defcon-nn.ru
  • DC7831 Meets: We meet at various venues, from bars to conference rooms.
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Description: The date of the founding of the group was 12 February 2017, the day of the first meeting DEF CON Nizhny Novgorod
  • Interests: "We are interested in various areas of information security. Ethical hacking (White & Grey Hats), Ethical programming, Free Software, Open Source Software, DIY Cypherpunk"
  • Location:Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Bug Backdoorich
  • POC Email: dc8800@protonmail.ch
  • Twitter: @dc8800
  • DC8800 Meets: We meet mostly online in small chat rooms, share knowledge and experience. We also meet after local security conferences.
  • Languages: Russian, English, PHP (native), JS (intermediate), YoptaScript
  • Description: The DC8800 started in 2017 as occasional bar-meeting of several security researchers. Now it is a Moscow-based security community without any official leadership. All the decisions are made based on voting system.
  • Interests: Research, fun and exploitation. We run security competitions, hack quests and CTFs.

Saudi Arabia

DC9661

  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Point of Contact: Mazin Altami
  • POC Email: dc@mazin.io
  • Website: Meetup Page
  • DC9661 Meets: Every last Friday. Location and timings are announced via group mail
  • Description:DC9661 started in 2018. It was formed by Information security specialist Mazin Altami with a group of security professionals. The group is for anyone who want to know and learn about ethical hacking, network defense, malware analysis, and information security awareness.

Singapore

DC65

  • Location:Singapore
  • Point of Contact: Amon
  • POC Email: amon@nandynarwhals.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: glit3h
  • Backup POC Email: glit3h@iwanttoplayaga.me
  • Website: defconsg.slack.com
  • DC65 Meets:Communication and coordination usually occurs over our Slack Channel (defconsg.slack.com) where meetings are scheduled. Venues are not fixed and are decided on a per-meeting basis.
  • Description: The group was started in 2016 after a visit by Jayson to the NUS Hackers Friday Hacks meetup. It originated long before that as 'SGCTF', a semi-private group of CTF enthusiasts which has now been re-purposed as an open group. The primary goal of DEFCON SG is to provide an avenue for novices to get started with CTFs through introductory trainings and by replaying old CTFs, and to participate together in online competitions. The specialisation of the group allows us to fill the vacant CTF niche and to ensure cohesion with the other meetup and interest groups in the local security community without redundancy.

Slovakia

DC355

  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Point of Contact: Alex
  • POC Email: a.c.nevski@gmail.com
  • DC355 Meets: Twice a month, Wednesdays @ Goblins Irish Pub
  • Description: DC 355 Started out as a concept Idea, as we are a group of individuals highly interested in meetings and gatherings related to tech and infosec. We want to organize gatherings for all bright like minded individuals who are interested in information security and hacking and pentesting.
  • Areas of Interest: These are to be determined as the group progresses.

South Africa

DC2711

  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Point of Contact: Dino Covotsos
  • POC Email: dino@telspace.co.za
  • Website: dc2711.co.za
  • Twitter: @defcon2711
  • DC2711 Meets:We meet at different venues once a month (TBC).
  • Language: English mostly but anyone is welcome, we are a multi cultural group.
  • Description: The DC2711 started in 2018. Formed by local information security professionals and hackers, assisted and supported by Telspace Systems.
  • Interests: Cryptography, Social Engineering, Pen-testing/Ethical Hacking, Lockpicking and more.
  • Projects: Growing the local information security community!
  • Location: Capetown, South Africa
  • Point of Contact: Dodgymike
  • POC Email: dodgymike@gmail.com
  • Website: https://dc2721.co.za/
  • DC2721 Meets: Last Saturdays
  • Language: English
  • Description: Started in December 2017, with the goal of doing workshops and getting people into hacking
  • Interests: Hardware hacking, RF and hacking challenges
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Point of Contact: Yomoto Smith
  • POC Email: yopmoto@dc2744.org
  • Website: http://www.dc2744.org
  • DC2744 Meets: We meet the 3rd Friday of the month at Primi Piatti at 7pm.

    Primi Piatti - George Caledon Square, York St & Davidson Street, George Central, George, 6546 044 873 0845"
  • Language: English, Afrikaans, Limited Xhosa, Limited German
  • Description: The DC2744 started in 2017. Formed by local information security professionals and hackers, assisted and supported by the Eden Office of Cyber Security​.
  • Interests: WIFI projects, Lock picking, Electronics, Reverse Engineering, Programming
  • Projects: Currently attempting to create 3d scanner and printer. And playing with some WiFi projects
  • Location: Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Point of Contact: Veronica Schmitt (Vee) (M4lw4r3_G1rl)
  • POC Email: veronica@dfirlabs.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC2751 Meets: once a month at a coffee shop named Stereo Cafe and will have remote members from other areas as well.
  • Language: English, Afrikaans
  • Description: We want to focus on local activities within the school’s in Bloemfontein to teach youngsters that Security is a viable route for both boys and girls. We want to have activities with local schools and we are planning a big CTF challenge for 2019 involving the whole DC South Africa community.
  • Interests: We have a unique approach as we are focussing in bridging the gap between forensics, red team and blue team. I also do a lot of research with regards to Biohacking in terms of pacemakers as I myself have one. Yes I am certainly a Gen-One Cyborg
  • Projects: Currently there are two projects that I am running with. (1) Vulnerabilities associated with implantable medical devices and the (2) Reverse engineering of Ransomware with a Forensic Focus

South Korea

DC8233

  • Location:Hoengseong, Gangwon, South Korea
  • POC Email: dc082.contact@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC170 Meets:Unless new members in the future do not consent, we (current members) have agreed to meet every two weeks on Sundays, starting as soon as we get our approval. The meeting will take place at conference rooms at Korean Minjok Leadership Academy. We are willing to negotiate and change the meeting place anytime if it does not meet any of our new member's conditions.
  • Description: I am the official POC of DC8233, consisted of four people in total for now, including myself. We will be welcoming anyone who is interested in our group to join us.
  • Interests:We are mostly interested in ethical hacking, computer security, social engineering, programming etc., and we are more than happy to help any of those who are new to the area, willing to learn.
  • Projects: We have had several projects already, such as creating a safe social website targeted for Korean schools. However our new long-run project as we create a new DC Group, is to spread and disseminate to the people generally about cybersecurity, and raise the public's awareness on the vulnerability of today's technology and security. We will constantly have other projects run simultaneously, negotiated in the meetings.
  • Languages: Korean and English are our primary languages we can communicate at full potential. Each of us speak some Chinese, French, and Spanish, but not as fluent.

Spain

DC170

  • Location:Girona/Barcelona, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Munoz
  • POC Email: munyoz.15@gmail.com
  • Website: dc170.net
  • DC170 Meets:First Friday of each month, 7pm @ University of Girona.
  • Description: DC170 started in 2016. It was formed by several engineering students and IT security professionals who are living in the area.
  • Interests: We are interested in artificial intelligence, embedded devices, and general pentesting.
  • Location: Malaga, Spain
  • POC Email: 7a69h@protonmail.com
  • Website: http://dc3495.club
  • DC3495 Meets: We will have monthly meeting and some virtual ones creating an irc channel, email list, etc. We will organize some more conference. In malaga we have virus total which is a good company who will help us to do good conferences. We have in Malaga as well ElevenPath, some of the employees of ElevenPath have been conferences in DefCon in Las Vegas.
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Description: I am a computer scientific with more than 25 years working in private companies. At this time I have my own company and I will lead the group. I have the support of the Málaga University and we will organize different events in its installation. I would like to create the group because once we have a official defcon group, i am sure we can make more and better jobs in my city.

Sri Lanka

DC9411

  • Location:Colombo | Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Sameera
  • POC Email: info@defcon.lk
  • Website: www.defcon.lk
  • DC9411 Meets: at ANC College/EWiz Building (Methodist Building - Colombo 03) and conference rooms and auditorium every other Thursday.
  • Description: We initiated Defcon Sri Lanka in 2017 - November. I was the founder member and 20+ geek hackers (native Sri Lankanhackers). We regularly meeting in Colombo. Our website still under the construction and landing website has hosted.
  • Interests: We are building Sri Lanka's Largest Ultra Secured (Military-Grade Encrypted) Beowulf Cluster with BSD-UNIX/FOSS UNIX (not Linux) for knowledge sharing purpose and we are trying to collaborate almost every enthusiastic people with us after building this Cluster.

Switzerland

DC4131

  • Location: Berne, Switzerland
  • Point of Contact: Adrian
  • POC Email: president@defcon-switzerland.org
  • Website: defcon-switzerland.org
  • DC4131 Meets: beerontuesday.ch
  • Description: DC4131 is a local DEFCON Group and is organized as an association according to Swiss law and was started in 2008. We are well-known for the Area41 conference and regular events such as our Beer on Tuesday. DC4131 strives to support and foster the local hacker community. If you ask yourself, what DC4131 stands for: 41 is the area code for Switzerland and 31 is the area code for Berne, the capital of Switzerland.
  • Interests: Working on all kinds of interests. Specialy CtF. We welcome people with any experience or without it.

Turkey

DC90312

  • Location: Ankara, Turkey
  • Point of Contact: Emrah
  • POC Email: meu@emrahunsur.com
  • Website: http://www.emrahunsur.com/
  • DC90312 Meets: Weekends
  • Languages: Turkish, English, Korean, German

Ukraine

DC032

  • Location:Lviv, Ukraine
  • POC Email: dc032@protonmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC032 Meets:Check out @dc032lviv to stay tuned
  • Languages: Ukranian, English, Polish, Russian
  • Description: The DC032 was started as group of hackers, penetration testers and red-teamers to build stronger community within area with no structure but contributors
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Point of Contact: Alex Bazhaniuk
  • POC Email: virdova@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Mykola Ilin
  • Backup POC Email: mykola.ilin@defcon.org.ua
  • Website: http://www.defcon.org.ua
  • DC02139 Meets: Tuesdays at 14:00
  • Language: Ukranian, Russian
  • Description: Group was started in 2012. Home of dcua CTF team. We are doing research in wide range of technical infosec topics.
  • Location:Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Point of Contact: Eduard Babich
  • POC Email: ed@defcon.com.ua
  • Backup Point of Contact: Jane Broshevan
  • Backup POC Email: ev@defcon.com.ua
  • Website: http://defcon.com.ua
  • DC057 Meets:Twice a month
  • Languages: Russian, Ukranian, English
  • Description: Our passion is network and hardware security, lock picking, cryptography, pentests and computer forensics.
  • Location: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Point of Contact: 032
  • POC Email: dc032@protonmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC380322 Meets: Check out @dc032lviv to stay tuned
  • Languages: Ukraininan, English, Polish, Russian
  • Description:DC380322 was started as group of hackers, penetration testers and red-teamers to build stronger community within area with no structure but contributors
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Point of Contact: Ali
  • POC Email: aflatoon@hotmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC9714 Meets: Our meetings are once a month (last Fridays of every month) in Dubai. Timings and locations are set via group mail
  • Description: The DC9714 was formed by Cyber Security Engineer - Arshad Ali, so as to deepen the knowledge & skills in Intrusion & Penetration Testing.
  • Interests: Ransomware analysis, Wireless Intrusions, Biometric Penetration

United Kingdom

DC151

  • Location: Leeds, UK
  • Point of Contact: Matt
  • POC email: email.dc151@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Steve
  • Backup POC email: northvein@gmail.com
  • Website: dc151.org
  • DC151 Meets: plan to meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month and will provide venue details in advance via the site and social media.
  • Languages: English, Yorkshire
  • Description: DC151 aims to be a regular social gathering in Leeds for hackers, makers & people interested in security & tech. Matt and Steve arrange and run the meetings, monitor the twitter account and keep the site up to date.
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  • Point of Contact: Scott
  • POC email: dc44114sheffield@gmail.com
  • Backup POC email: dc@scottstorey.co.uk
  • Website: pending
  • DC44114 Meets: We meet at either Electric Works or Sheffield Hallam University (depending on numbers interested in a particular meetup) every last Wednesday. Keep an eye on twitter (@dc44114) for confirmed times and location.
  • Description: DC44114 started in 2018 to help fill the gap between Steelcon every year.

    The group provides a regular meetup for anybody interested in learning more about infosec and getting to know like-minded individuals.

    James, Liz, Neil, and Scott run the meetings but anybody who wants to get more involved is welcome.
  • Location: London, UK
  • Point of Contact: Major Malfunction
  • POC Email: talks@dc4420.org
  • Website: http://dc4420.org
  • DC4420 Meets: Meetings are normally the last Tuesday of the month at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square at 18:30, except December. New attendees welcome, just come along! (There are no entry fees, and no tickets to book.)
  • Language: English
  • Location: Exeter, Devon UK
  • Point of Contact: Liam
  • POC Email: info@dc441392.org.uk
  • Website: https://dc441392.org.uk
  • DC441392 Meets: First Monday of the month, excluding bank holidays / 8PM @ Ship
  • Language: English
  • Description: Promoting understanding of cyber security, sharing of knowledge and techniques to improve the cyber security posture of all; upskilling individuals and organisations with a desire to learn, in order to reduce the cyber security skill gap; promoting ethical hacking, responsible disclosure and network defence in depth; networking, learning, hacking and having fun!
  • Interests: DIY, hacking, penetration testing

Venezuela

DC8015

  • Location: Venezuela
  • Point of Contact: AlxNovax
  • POC Email: alxnovax@hotmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Digitalx
  • Backup POC Email: d8015@digitalx.net.ve
  • Website: http://www.digitalx.net.ve
  • DC8015 Meets: Once a month
  • Languages: Spanish, English

Zimbabwe

DC263024

  • Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Point of Contact: epicpewpew
  • POC Email: epicpewpew@protonmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC263024 Meets: pending
  • Description: DC263024 is a gathering point for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology. Our meetings will be open to anyone and everyone regardless of their skill, age, job, gender, etc. This is a forum to discuss technology with like minded folks. DC263024 is designed to help you learn new things, and if you think you are up for it maybe you can teach us a thing or two.
  • Interests: Advocacy, Education, Privacy, Curiosity and Mischief