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  • Location: Blida, Algeria
  • Point of Contact: Tahar Amine Elhouari
  • POC Email:
  • Backup POC: Arezki Mustapha Bellal
  • Backup POC Email:
  • 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



  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Point of Contact: Mauro Caseres
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC5411 Meets: We meet at the library inside the Federal Police University every third Wednesday night.
  • Description:DC5411 started in 2019. It was formed by several local hackers (but not everyone is Argentine). Mauro Cáseres (mauroeldritch) is the leader, Matias Contreras (NSX_ARG) and Florencia Díaz (flordiaz9) are co-founders. We all run the meetings and plan future projects/talks/presentations.
  • Cool Things About Us: We come from different backgrounds including but not limited to Data Science, Offensive Security, Network Security, DevOps and even Public Safety (Police Systems and Procedures), and try to do our best mixing the most of them. We have fun learning and teaching new things between members.
  • Interests: Offensive and Intelligence: We love writing exploits and tools (even for the smaller purpose), also, we love talks and papers about OSINT investigations.
  • Projects:
    • a propaganda / fake news generator written in python, using neural networks and Markov chains.
    • a couple of OSINT investigations soon to be converted into talks!
  • Languages: Spanish and English



  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Point of Contact: Verbaal
  • POC Email:
  • 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.


  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Point of Contact: Aleph_Null
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC1168 Meets: We meet at the local City Bar and Library state library conference room every 2nd Wed. where everybody takes turn giving a talk and we have CTF’s.
  • Description:The DC1168 started in 2018. It was formed by several local hackers. Aleph_Null run the meetings and keep the website updated.



  • Location: Azerbaijan Republic
  • Point of Contact: Uzeyir Huseynov
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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



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



  • Location: Vitoria, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Gilberto Sudre
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Maycon Vitali
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Gab
  • Backup POC Email:
  • 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: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Rob
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC5551 Meets: at the city’s hackerspace, Matehackers, in Villa Flores Culture House
    (Address: Rua Hoffman, 447 - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil).
  • Description: We have a person of contact, but we actually don’t have any strict structure, we are just a group that gathers to speak and to do stuff related with security. The PoC usually helps setting the meetings, bringing subjects and supporting people that wants to speak or organize activities.
  • Interests: Application Security, Bug Hunting, Software Engineering, FLOSS, Privacy, Freedom from Oppression, Threat Modelling for Civilians, Workshops and Knowledge Exchange. We don’t have the equipment for Hardware Security Research, but if you want to join be our guest :).
  • Projects: Currently working to offer free workshops on Privacy for Non-technical people (we’re a crazy bunch of people wanting to help non-technical ones to be safe).

    We have a project to aid the translation of Tails to brazilian portuguese as well :)
  • Location: Brasilia, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Marcos
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Marcelo
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC5561 Meets: pending



  • Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Derthog
  • POC Email:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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 for an invitation.
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: B34v3r
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC514 Meets: at alternating locations in Montreal. They are decided 2 weeks before the meeting and proposed at the end of each meeting.
  • Description: DCG514 will be created in September of 2019, hosting its first event on Saturday September 28 2019. The group was formed initially by a local cyber security enthusiast. B34v3r runs the meetings and keeps the website updated.
  • Interests: We have an interest in GPU hardware and computing efficiency on different cryptographic algorithms. We also have access to pentester and lockpicking gear.
  • Location: BC, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Opt1
  • POC Email:
  • 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: Ottawa, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Patrick Ross
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC613 Meets: first Tuesday of every month at a local video gaming bar called the Blurry Pixel. Everybody is welcome and we have varying themes ranging from taking turns talk on a specific subject/topic or just bonding over video games.
  • Languages: English, but we're bilingual so French too
  • Description: The DC613 started in 2012. It was formed by several local hackers. There are about half a dozen hackers that are committed (both voluntary and financially speaking) to the operation and success of DC613.
  • Interests: We have a great, talented and enthusiastic community that shows a variety of things ranging from lock picking, RFID hacking, IoT device hacking, FPGA and CtF challenges.
  • Location: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Christopher Clayden
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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 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:
  • 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



  • Location:Santiago, Chile
  • Point of Contact:Philippe Delteil
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC11562 Meets: We meet at the DCC (Dept. Computer Science) of the University of Chile and also a FABLAB called Sinestesia.
  • Description: The group started in Nov 2018. It was formed by several students and hackers. Philippe Delteil and Eduardo Riveros run the meetings.
  • Interests: We have a 3D printer, a Laser cutting machine and we also are working on some WIFI/RFID/Hardware Hacking projects.
  • Projects:
    • We're creating new modules for the Hak5's PineApple
    • Building a couple of Bluespoof devices
    • Attempting to create a device to clone RFID cards on the fly and in long range
    • Testing in our local neighborhoods WEP, WPS, WPA and WPA2 vulnerabilities.
    • Teaching and learning lockpicking
    • CTF Workshops for free.
  • Cool Things About Us:
    We prepared a CTF Workshop for over 50 people.

    Most of us are under 25.

    20% are women.



  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Point of Contact: Alisa
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Yimi Hu
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC0086 Meets:We meet quarterly, and the meeting place will be announced in advance.
  • Description: The DC0086 started in 2018. It was formed by several security researchers from PwnMonkey Security Lab of Beijing XFutureSec Information Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Interests: We focus on mobile app security, reverse engineering and hardware/embedded devices hacking. Especially focus on IoT and IoV security.
  • Projects: Recently we are very interested in devices with IoT and ble, and have just cracked some of the most widely-used smart door locks.
  • Cool Things About Us: Our researches covers many areas, such as Android and iOS reverse engineering, protocol analysis, exploits of vulnerabilities.So in our thoughts, spreading knowledge about hacking is cool. We have a special email address to receive questions from curious crowd and provide them answers based on our experience.


  • Location:Jinan, China
  • Point of Contact:guanguan
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Veneno
  • Backup POC Email:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Jun Li
  • Backup POC Email:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point Of Contact: Albert Hui
  • Backup POC Email:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: akast
  • Backup POC Email :
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Yingying Sun
  • Backup POC Email :
  • 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: Nanjing, China
  • Point of Contact: TNT
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Pony
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC86025 Meets: in Nanjing, the event will be held at least four times a year. Meeting information will be published on the official website or social media.
  • Description:DC86025 is a warm community for college students and the geeks who loves information security technology in Nanjing ,China. We will share our knowledge, our vision, our technics and our passion. Our wish is inspiring more students to devote themselves into information security world. We want to gather a batch of friends who has interests in penetration, IoT security, Radio security. And we also want to be an interesting one among Defcon groups.
  • Interests: Blue Team, Lockpicking, Wireless Hacking (RF Hacking), Social Engineering, Internet of Things security etc.
  • Projects: We are building an IoT security lab.
  • Location: Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Point of Contact: WenXuan Li
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: JunQi Zhu
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC860511 Meets: At least four times per year, maybe more frequently in the weekend, we will post the dates on social media and chat groups to let other hackers who might be interested in joining us to know, the meeting location is our lab or bars.
  • Description:DC860511 was started in 2019 by Li Wenxuan and a group of local hackers We are interested in wireless security, web application security, hardware security etc. We meet periodically to discuss the most current security technologies.
  • Interests: WEB security, radio security, PC security, IOT security.
  • Projects: We are building a web pentest platform to strengthen our abilities.
  • Cool Things About Us: Most of our team members are working for security companies, so we can discuss a wide range of topics. We had a team, responsible for web maintenance of offensive and defensive platform, we also have the hardware for radio analysis , binary extraction, and wireless tools.
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Point of Contact: Richy
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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: Changsha, China
  • Point of Contact: Shaoming Guo
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Steve Wang
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC860731 Meets: Changsha, Once every three months.
  • Description:DC860731 was started by Shaoming Guo, Chief Technology Engineer of Hunan Rainman. Shaoming Guo is graduated from Central South University. His research directions include web security, Penetration test etc.

    The DC860731 is a community mainly aimed at all students and security fans in Hunan, China. We want to enhance the security technology capability of Hunan Security fans. We hope more college students are able to know the cyber security, love cyber security and the security would become an interest for primary and secondary school students.
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Interests: Wireless Security, Web Security,IOT Security
  • Projects: Fake Base Station Detection, Wireless Security, Hardware Security, Semi-automatic Penetration
    Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China
  • Point of Contact: Wang Baoyu
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: SoulMate
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC860931 Meets: at least four times a year in Lanzhou, Gansu Province. The main contents of the meeting are about hackers sharing their own expertise. And we will post the meeting contents and date in advance on our official website or social media.
  • Languages: Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Description:Having been to gatherings organized by groups in China like DC010 ,Baoyu Wang enjoyed the atmosphere at those gatherings, hackers from other defcon groups inspired him to create such a local hacker community in his hometown , Ganshu, Lanzhou, so DC860931 was born, Gansu is a region to be activated for security community, although some people like security technology, there is no local platform for them to interact and learn from each other.
  • Interests: WEB security, Social Engineering, Radio security, Security development, and IoT security.
  • Projects: We are building a network security lab to provide a better platform for local hackers. Before that, we have completed a project in which we played as red&blue team.
  • Location: Shenzen, China
  • Point of Contact: 0 Zebra
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC86755 Meets: Third Thursday of the month at Chaihuo makerspace in OCT Shenzhen
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Interests: SDR and Embedded Devices



  • Location:Bogota, Colombia
  • Point of Contact: Ricardo E. Uribe
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Angie B. Huffington
  • Backup POC Email:
  • 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.

Costa Rica


  • Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Point of Contact: pf0x0(Darwin)
  • POC Email:
  • Website: Pending
  • DC11506 Meets:We meet Monthly, (first saturday of the month) Address is 300 metros norte del Kiosco del Parque Morazán. Calle 7 avenida 11 Casa #953, Barrio Amón, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Interests: Ham Radio, Hacking, lightning talks, building a community of enthusiasts that like to explore computers, digital spelunking
  • Location: Prague, Czechia
  • Point of Contact: Th3r3d
  • POC Email:
  • 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.



  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Point of Contact: Lembo
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • 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.



  • Location: Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Bayern (Bavaria)
  • Point of Contact: Antonin Beaujeant
  • POC Twitter: @null_911
  • Website:
  • Meetup:
  • 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.



  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Point of Contact: Mikhail Basilaia
  • POC Email:
  • 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: Accra, Ghana
  • Point of Contact:Kester Quist-Aphetsi, PhD
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC23321 Meets: We meet on Fridays of every 2nd and 4th week of every month at CRITAC. Check the website for other event such as hackathons, technical talks on various subjects etc.
  • Description: The DC23321 started by a Hacker, Quist-Aphetsi Kester after meeting DEF CON Groups Ambassador Jayson in Israel at a cyber security meeting. DC23321 run meetings and keep their website updated with local and international events.
  • Interests: Information security, Network, Web and Mobile Security, Penetration Testing, Cryptography, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Security, hacking tools and techniques, social engineering, physical security, reverse engineering, counter security measures, hardware, read team, blue team, etc.
  • Current Projects We are running cyber security conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Location:Trivandrum, India
  • Point of Contact: Abhijith B R
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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: Ahmedabad,Gujarat, India
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC91079 Meets: in our incubation center at L.D college of engineering. Also, People who are interested in cybersecurity Cafe, at the local Coffee shops, library and other public parks. Where anyone can give a lecture or talk on subject they prefer.
  • Description: DC91079 is started in March-2019. We would like to share new updates on cyber news, threats, and discussion about IoT security.
  • Interests: Vulnerability assessment, Penetration Testing, IoT security, and Cyber news.
  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Point of Contact: @DotSlashTX
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Point of Contact: Prasoon Gupta
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC91120 Meets: at co-working space, coffee shops with the group members
  • Description: The DC91120 will be for Noida, Gurgaon , Ghaziabad , etc.. cities of Uttar Pradesh, India. It will be lead by me (Prasoon Gupta aka 0xn75ll) , i am a Web Application Penetration Tester in a company in Noida , love to play with the security of Web applications and exploiting them and do Bug bounties on different platforms.

    It will be moderated by Sushrut Shukla who is Security Specialist and IoT enthusiast, Adarsh sharma the network security guy.
  • Interests: We have raspberry pi , Arduino chips with which we create rubber ducky and do cool experiments.
  • Cool Things about Us: We play various CTF and help fellow members to gain knowledge in cracking the ctf, do bug bounties on h1, bugcrowd.
  • Projects: We are working on XSS intruders which can easily bypass WAF.
  • Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Point of Contact: Aritra Basu
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC9133 Meets: We meet at local tea/coffee shops, parks. Everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are. We have an apolitical group and refrain from anything but technology talks. Although literature, creative arts, law, social sciences and other topics do come up in our discussions, we tend to keep our meetings geared towards our areas of interest without getting into anyone’s personal political views.
  • Description:The group was initiated in February 2017. It took its turn towards DC033 and was formally agreed upon to be reinstated as a DefCon group in February 2019. It was formed by several local hardware hackers, programmers, tinkerers, engineers and cybersecurity researchers. Ari and Indra run the meetings and Ari keeps the website updated.
  • Interests: We talk of everything technology under the sun. Our discussions revolve around CyberSecurity in the IoT era, Safe Development practices, Server Hardening in production environments, Robotics, IoT & cloud security, cryptography, programming languages and their frameworks among other relevant topics of discussion. We have Raspberry Pi SoCs, a few Arduino boards, a few ESPxx boards for IoT, lots of sensors and actuators, our personal portable labs and virtual machines, shareable resources and environments. Anyone who is interested in these topics, may join us in our meetings and be part of awesomeness. We will update all our upcoming meetings and their agendas on our website.
  • Projects: Various projects are undertaken by our members. They share their progress and experience with others in such meetings. We’ve had members teach other members about building Linux Kernel Drivers, rubber ducky, WiFi Deauther, Frequency analysing with Fast Fourier Transforms, and more. We come up with fresh discussions and revisit older projects to build community-based projects.
  • Location:Gurugram, Haryana, India
  • Point of Contact: thewhiteh4t
  • POC Email:
  • Backup POC: Hacker Destination
  • Backup POC Email :
  • Website: pending
  • DC911337 Meets: pending
  • Description:TDCG911337 was started in 2019. It was formed by thewhiteh4t and Hacker Destination. They run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Interests: Network Penetration Testing, Physical Penetration Testing, Hardware Hacking, Custom Tools and Scripts
  • Projects: Custom Rubber Ducky PCB
  • Cool Things About Us: thewhiteh4t has created several popular tools such as pwnedOrNot, seeker, killcast, FinalRecon etc.

    Hacker Destination has Created Several Tools and Framework like Ducky Exploit,DarkScrape, Cardpwn etc.
  • Languages: Hindi, English
  • Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Point of Contact: Joseph Martin
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Meshach M.
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: Pending
  • DC9144 Meets: at StrongBox IT ( in our meeting rooms) and then take it forward as we grow. The planned frequency of the meetups is once a month with events in between.
  • Description: Currently being initiated by StrongBox IT (a security testing firm) and would be managed by me and my team. We have an active infosec community that we are a part of and that group has over 100 participants. All of them will be requested to join and this group will function in a democratic fashion.
  • Interests: The intent is to form one of the world’s best red teaming communities that can help everyone get security services and consultations.
  • Projects: An infosec community for the state of Tamilnadu which would be recognized globally.
  • Location: Nadiad, Gujrat, India
  • Point of Contact: Kashyap Patel
  • POC Email:
  • 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.



  • Location: Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Point of Contact: Muhammad Claudio Delvin (Cyberking)
  • POC Email:
  • 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


  • Location: Cirebon, Indonesia
  • Point of Contact: Edy Susanto
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Sidik Santoso
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: Pending
  • DC62231 Meets: Once a week
  • Language: Indonesian



  • Location: Cork, Ireland
  • Point of Contact: Bob McArdle
  • POC Email:
  • 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).



  • Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Point of Contact: Ezra Caltum
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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.



  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Point of Contact: Andrea Fioraldi
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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.



  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Point of Contact: Samir
  • POC Email:
  • 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!!"



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



  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Point of Contact: Gav
  • POC Email:
  • 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



  • Location: Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Point of Contact: Ubais PK
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC0965 Meets: Usually we meet at Marina Crescent and share updates about our experience, research and new trends in the technology world. We always keep a slot for fresh faces.
  • Language: English
  • Description: The DC0965 started in August 2018. Formed by a team of Information security enthusiasts; lead by Ubais PK and Robin R. Other core contributors and leadership changes are being updated on the official Website.
  • Interests: Being a group of Information security professionals in the Middle East region, we’ve special interest into evolving red team methodologies and treat intelligence approaches to explore new age intrusion detection possibilities.

    By working together, sharing knowledge will help us to give the best in protecting Public, Private and Government sectors we bound to.



  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Point of Contact:
  • 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:
  • 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


  • Location: Sureste Region,Yucatan, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: Miguel Guirao
  • POC Email:
  • 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.


  • Location: Tijuana,Baja California, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: Juan Brizuela
  • POC Email:
  • 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.



  • Location: Kathmandu, Province 3
  • Point of Contact: Sachin Thakuri
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC9771 Meets: We organize a meetup or a training on first Saturday of every month somewhere in Kathmandu where we discuss about computer security in general. Members display their newly built security tools or show us their newly learned hacking tricks and techniques. We also discuss on how we can help better secure Nepali cyberspace. We also organize CTFs once in a while.
  • Languages: English, Nepali
  • Interests: Our special interest is in Web Application, Network, System, and Mobile Hacking. We are more interested in automating and developing our own new exploits and tools.



  • Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Point of Contact: Umit
  • POC
  • Website:
  • DC3158 Meets: We aim to stick in to the North-Netherlands, mostly gathering in Leeuwarden.
  • Description: DC3158 started in 2018 and was done by bringing together hackers from Friesland so they could share knowledge, techniques and ideas. We also wanted to foster new cyber security talent and teach the youth to be ethical hackers by working together with hacker spaces, local IT companies and schools. Our group includes people from all over the Netherlands at different skill levels. All are welcome to learn and teach about cyber security. We mostly work in workshop format where people can learn hands-on skills, but also do talks about techniques or cool findings.
  • Languages: English, Dutch
  • Interests: Low-level hacking, IoT, exploit development, reverse engineering.



  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Point of Contact: Abayomi Ayoola
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC112341 Meets: We meet at the companies spaces. The only ones that are interested in hosting us. The meetings usually is monthly where we discuss issues and challenges and the solutions to them.
  • Language: English
  • Description: The DC112341 started in 2015 as Lagos IT Security group. It was formed by Abayomi Ayoola with the intention of bringing local hackers together to sharing knowledge. We presently have about 265 members but the meetings have not been frequent lately as not many people have got the time to put things in perspective.


  • Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  • Point of Contact: Uduak Essien
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC23485 Meets: The Meeting Venue is now RootHub, Opposite Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue, Uyo Akwa Ibom State.
  • Description: The DC23485 is kick starting this January 2019. It was formed by a team of IT experts with keen interest in information security. Uduak Essien, Emmanuel Martins and Patrick Udo setup the meetings and organize the meetups.
  • Interests: Our special interest will be on WiFi Hacking, RF Hacking, Forensics, Web Vulnerabilities Exploits, Hardware Hacking, DIY, and more.



  • Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Point of Contact: Taimoor Nasir
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DCG9251 Meets: various locations
    the last Saturday of the month.
  • Interests:This group focuses on Cybersecurity and Web Development.



  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Point of Contact: Sergey Pronin
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Wioleta Bartczak
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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
  • 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.



  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Point of Contact: Nafeel Ahmed
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC11974 Meets: We will be meeting at the local library in a booked hall where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Languages: English - Primary, We like Arabic too
  • Description: DC11974 Qatar will be starting in 2019, It will be formed by security enthusiast who is currently studying in High school.
  • Interests: We like working on CTF and we will be introducing many other interactive games/projects later.

Russian Federation


  • Location: Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Lev Borcov
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Viktor L.
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC7343 Meets: at the local "Grott pub" and meeting hall every last Friday of the month. where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Language: Russian, English
  • Description: The DC7343 started in 2019. It was formed by several local hackers. Lev Borcov, Ruslan, Alexander, Vitaliy and Viktor run the meetings and keep the group in Telegram and Twitter updated.
  • Interests: VWe have a min ctf lab. and mini digital forensics lab. We also are working on some penetration testing projects, and sharing experience, in penetration testing and digital forensics.

    We are planning to hold conference in Yekaterinburg every year.
  • Location: Zelenograd, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: DC7495
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Gymnoglaux
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: and
  • 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).
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Levenets Alina
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website: and
  • DC7499 Meets: Once a quarter
  • Language: Russian, English
  • Description: We are an independent community where interested people gather, share experiences, work on research projects and have had a great time in the company of like-minded people since 2013. Our group are open to anyone who is willing to share their ideas and research results and for whom information security is not just a job, but a real passion. Constant main goal remains the creation of a pleasant atmosphere for communication, a space for the free dissemination of knowledge and information on a non-commercial basis.

    Also on the basis of the group there is an association of lockpicking, which teaches the art of breaking locks with light hand movements. Association website:

    DC7499 is also a convenient channel for communication, which consists of more than 1700 people
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Alexei Sinstov
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Dmitry Evdokimov
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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) -!forum/defcon-russia (Russian lang)
  • Location:Nizhniy Nocgorod, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: DCNN
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Nikita Baksalyar
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:Penza, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Ivan Kulkov
  • POC Email:
  • Website: defcon78412
  • DC78412 Meets:in the offices of local companies about once every two months. Usually one of the participants prepare a speech, and we discuss the topic presented.
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Description: Since 2016 I have been leading Information Security section at a local conference of software developers SECON. At present, I run meetings on information security topics.

    I want to create a local community in accordance with the ideology of DCGroups.
  • Interests: Software development, SDL, Penetration testing, IoT and AI security
  • Location:Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Bug Backdoorich
  • POC Email:
  • 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


  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Point of Contact: Mazin Altami
  • POC Email:
  • 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.



  • Location: Nis, Serbia
  • Point of Contact: Milan Veljkovic
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC381 Meets: Meetings should be scheduled a month ahead so everyone can plan their time. Place for meetups is not defined but in most cases it will be some of the local bars.
  • Description:The first DCG in Serbia started with a local hacker Milan who run the meetings and gives the ideas for talks.
  • Interests: We are all interested in offensive and defensive security, programming in general, OSINT, and IOT. Some of us are very interested in CTF contests! Our area of interest is literally everything.
  • Languages: Serbian, English



  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Point of Contact: Alx
  • POC Email:
  • DC355 Meets: Twice a month, Wednesdays @ Goblins Irish Pub @6pm
  • Description: DC 421 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: Information security, current global trends, penetration testing, introduction to infosec.

South Africa


  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Point of Contact: Dino Covotsos
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • 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


  • Location:Hoengseong, Gangwon, South Korea
  • POC Email:
  • 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.



  • Location:Girona/Barcelona, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Munoz
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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: Madrid, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Claudio
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC3491 Meets: in "Around" social club in Castellana 45 every 2 Saturdays afternoon in groups of 8 to 20 depending on the discussed topic. We now have projects from digital forensics to SDR radio and hardware hacking
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Description: DC3491 started as a study group in 2016, trying to help well established professionals to achieve different security certifications. Since then it has evolved into a news group and we meet at different cons and at the founders social club. Founded by Claudio and now coordinated by various professionals, we are a group of 77 and growing welcoming any interested professional to join us.
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Claudio
  • POC Email:
  • Website: pending
  • DC3491 Meets: in "Around" social club in Castellana 45 every 2 Saturdays afternoon in groups of 8 to 20 depending on the discussed topic. We now have projects from digital forensics to SDR radio and hardware hacking
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Description: DC3491 started as a study group in 2016, trying to help well established professionals to achieve different security certifications. Since then it has evolved into a news group and we meet at different cons and at the founders social club. Founded by Claudio and now coordinated by various professionals, we are a group of 77 and growing welcoming any interested professional to join us.
  • Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • POC Email:
  • Website: Pending
  • DC349522 Meets:Pending
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Description: Igor Lukic leadership with members from Hackron and other local hacking communities in the Canary Islands.
  • Cool Things About Us: is very popular but held only once a year, therefore this group will be a mix of this and other local events, which will bring consistency in meetings.

    We are very hands-on and like to share things that matter and will secure our society against emerging threats.

    Plus if any other member of DC or and outsider wants to join the sunny Canary Islands he/she is more than welcome to enjoy both holidays on the beach and meeting hacker friends.
  • Current Projects: Trying to hack the most popular cooking device available in the market, and some QR investigations.

Sri Lanka


  • Location:Colombo | Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Sameera
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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.



  • Location: Berne, Switzerland
  • Point of Contact: Adrian
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC4131 Meets:
  • 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.



  • Location: Ankara, Turkey
  • Point of Contact: Emrah
  • POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC90312 Meets: Weekends
  • Languages: Turkish, English, Korean, German



  • Location:Lviv, Ukraine
  • POC Email:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Mykola Ilin
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Jane Broshevan
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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


  • Location: Leeds, UK
  • Point of Contact: Matt
  • POC email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Steve
  • Backup POC email:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Backup POC email:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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



  • Location: Venezuela
  • Point of Contact: AlxNovax
  • POC Email:
  • Backup Point of Contact: Digitalx
  • Backup POC Email:
  • Website:
  • DC8015 Meets: Once a month
  • Languages: Spanish, English



  • Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Point of Contact: epicpewpew
  • POC Email:
  • 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