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International

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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

Argentina

DC5411

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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Point of Contact: Mauro Caseres
  • POC Email: mauroeldritch@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • 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

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.

DC11613

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  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Point of Contact: Allen Baranov
  • POC Email: defcon11613@ha.cking.space
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • DC11613 Meets: Quartlerly, locations to be determined
  • Description:starting a local DefCon Group chapter in Melbourne. It seems strange for a city of our size not to have one. We have numerous groups but I would like to start one that is non-technical in nature - that is - for hackers of all kinds - not only geeks who like to code.

DC11617

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  • Location: Rockhampton, QLD
  • Point of Contact: infosec_bruce
  • POC Email: infosec_bruce@protonmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • DC11617 Meets: Still in the planning stage. Current two members work at the same company so current discussion is done in the workplace.
  • Description:Only two members currently so no leadership structure required at this point. Will be run democratically.

DC1168

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  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Point of Contact: Aleph_Null
  • POC Email: Alpha_cheph@protonmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Point of Contact: Teo )
  • POC Email: teodorp@pm.me
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • DCG431 Meets: still not established, contact POC for more information.
  • Description: the group was formed by a local cyber security enthusiast in September 2020. Presentations on tech topics and running CTFs where everyone can participate are planned.
  • Interests: Cyber Security Research, Reverse Engineering, Blockchain, DIY, Satellites.
  • Projects: A tool that can trace and summarize some attack types.

    Creating a friendly CTF with different levels of difficulty for any type of audience that has interest in cyber security.
  • Languages: Primary language is English, but we also speak German, Russian, Romanian, French and Japanese.
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  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • POC Email: dcg994@protonmail.ch
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • DC994 Meets: Dynamically.
  • Description: DСG994 is a community of like-minded and enthusiastic people. It was formed on July 14, 2020, by one of the local cybersecurity students. Our leadership structure is P2P.
  • Interests: DC994 loves to practice social engineering, penetration testing, and Lock-Pick. Community builds its own virtual machines or using HTB for practicing. Nothing illegal.
  • Projects: The community is new and needs a bunch of enthusiasts to create something cool. No projects for now.
  • Languages: Russian, English, and we like Ukrainian too.

Bangladesh

DC8802

  • Location: Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Point of Contact: Shanto Ahmed
  • POC Email: dc8802.bd@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC8802 Meets: Various places in Mirpur every 2nd Friday of the month. Everybody takes turn giving a talk on their research.
  • Description:The DC8802 started in 2019.It was formed by several local hackers and also some certified ethical hackers.
  • Interests: We have some extra circuit Knowledge and also we try to find bug and research on computer motherboard. We also have some cyber security skill too.
  • Languages: English, Bangla

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.
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  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Gabriela Fonseca | (@Gab__Fonseca)
  • POC Email:gfonseca@protonmail.ch
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • DC5511 Meets: The meetings will happen in some place if you want know, follow us at Twitter.
  • Description: In Nov/2018 I had the idea to open the DC551, after some friends asked me about a studies groups for Hacking.
  • Interests: Cryptography, CTF, Development, Hacking, Infosec, Lockpick, SDR, Analysis of Vulnerabilities, Analysis of Malware, Reverse engineering, Wireless Hacking, Pentest and others things/stuffs.
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  • Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Rob
  • POC Email: achren@protonmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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 :)
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  • Location: Caxias do Sul, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Israel
  • POC Email: reis_israel@hotmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC5554 Meets: Initially we tried to hold 100% virtual meetings due to the pandemic, but when everything calms down we have the FTEC faculty https://www.ftec.com.br/ which will provide us with a room for lectures and meetings.
  • Description: The DC5554 started in 2021. It was formed by Israel Comazzetto dos Reis and Mateus Buogo run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Interests: Web Hacking / Buffer Overflow / Main skills
  • Projects: 0day for business applications
  • Cool things about us: Mateus Buogo, Co Founder of DC5554 is a professor of offensive security and Israel Comazzetto dos Reis, Founder of DC5554 is a bug hunter in his spare time.
  • 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
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  • Location: Goiana, Brazil
  • Point of Contact: Thomas Jenkins/Thati Brandao
  • POC Email: dc5562@outlook.com
  • DC5562 Meets: We meet monthly either online or local and will be announced on our website. Topics will include CyberSecurity, Secure Programming, Pentesting, IOT, and much more.

    Reunimo-nos mensalmente online ou localmente e seremos anunciados em nosso site. Os tópicos incluirão CyberSecurity, Secure Programming, Pentesting, IOT e muito mais.
  • Website: dc5562.org
  • Languages: English and Brazilian Portuguese - slides will be in both languages.

Bulgaria

DC35956

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  • Location: Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Point of Contact: Dinko Sotirov
  • POC Email: defcon@lanix.org
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC35956 Meets: We meet at local cafes and restaurants where everybody can talk about their interests. Contacts us if you want to participate.
  • Description: The idea of DC11365 is to gather professionals, students and security enthusiasts to discuss topic around security and the hacking community.We learn new things, meet new people, mentor each others and provide cohesion within the hacker culture and our members.
  • Interests: Almost all of us are with a background in IT. We usually talk about Cybersecurity, Linux, software development, networks, servers and other technology topics.
  • Projects: We are trying to increase the awareness of our local community about the importance of Privacy and Cybersecurity. About a year ago the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency was hacked and too much of our personal information has been leaked : Wikipedia: Bulgarian Revenue Agency Hack
  • Cool Things about Us: We are open to everyone and we don't judge.

Canada

DCG250

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  • Location: Victoria, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Ram Dulam
  • POC Email: LinkedIN
  • Website: defcon250.org
  • DCG250 Meets: Twice a month
  • Description: As of now, Ram Dulam (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ramdulam ) the founder and leader and plans to have a structural hierarchy.

    We have more than 20 individuals/ethical hackers, and our group is mostly dominated by government employees. Every one of them are Security and Privacy related and hands-on experienced.
  • Interests: Ethical Hackers with skilled certifications, from EC-Council and SANS and the general CISSP/CISA, CISM etc..

    We also have the members who are the *founders* of OWASP-Victoria Chapter.
  • Projects: It's been more-than a couple of years, we regularly meet twice a month; to discuss security related topics and news. However, I am now planning to have practical oriented sessions similar to https://cyber.gc.ca/en/events/geekweek-7.

    I have attended GeekWeek 3 continuous years.
  • Cool Things about Us: In Nutshell; While compared with typical hacker groups; we are bunch of ETHICAL and have MORAL values.
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  • Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Derthog
  • POC Email: derthog@gmail.com
  • POC Twitter: @derthog
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
  • Point of Contact: B34v3r
  • POC Email: b34v3r@dcg514.ca
  • Website: http://dcg514.ca
  • 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: opt1@dc604.ca
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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: pat.ross@gmail.com
  • Website: defcon613.org
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Alexi
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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
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  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Point of Contact: Jeff Hann
  • POC Email: jhann@protomail.com
  • Description: founded in late 2019 to create a place for hackers, tinkerers, and security professionals to share ideas and projects. We are a inclusive group and welcome everybody no matter the background or skillet, if you are a n00b or 1337, you have a place here. Jeff Hann (@obihann on Twitter, or VE1OBI on amateur radio) is the official leader pending any coups or mutinies.
  • DC902 Meets: Quarterly at Halifax Central Public Library (Spring Garden) - RBC Learning Center Room
  • Languages: English
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  • 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

Chile

DC11562

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  • Location:Santiago, Chile
  • Point of Contact:Philippe Delteil
  • POC Email: pdelteil@info-sec.cl
  • Website: DEF CON Forums Thread
  • 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.

China

DC0086

  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Point of Contact: Alisa
  • POC Email: alisa.zx@xfuturesec.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Yimi Hu
  • Backup POC Email: zzz666686@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.

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.

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  • 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: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC010 Meets: Quarterly @ International Electronics City Headquarters
  • Language: English and Mandarin
  • Interests: Car Security, Wireless, Hardware and Embedded
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  • Location: Xi'an, China
  • Point of Contact: Lane Snow
  • POC Email: ilyuanting0910@icloud.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • Interests: RFID & wifi
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  • 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: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Shenyang, China
  • Point of Contact: Taoxun Kong
  • POC Email: admin@secbug.org
  • Backup Point Of Contact: Xiaochen Chi
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC86024 Meets: Once a week on Saturday. Meeting place changes every-time, we give the place every Friday. Main subject is Cyber Security and Binary Security.
  • Description: This group started in late 2019. It was formed by security researchers from several local security companies. Xiaochen Chi, Taoxun Kong, Hebei Zhang runs this group.
  • Interests: Cyber security, IoT devices, and virus&anti-virus stuff.
  • Projects: Web based intrusion detection
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Point of Contact: TNT
  • POC Email: tnt@08sec.org
  • Backup Point of Contact: Pony
  • Backup POC Email: pony@08sec.org
  • Website: 08sec.org
  • 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: Wuhan, China
  • Point of Contact: CDra_90n
  • POC Email: cdra.o.90n@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: AmB1tI0N
  • Backup POC Email: 865895830@qq.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC86027 Meets: in our lab almost every weekend. And we will also invite others to come here to give a talk every year, such meetings will be announced on the website and social media in advance.
  • Description:We started from 2019,It was formed by many local hacker&geeks and some college students who are majoring in network security. CDra_90n manages the organization, Lin runs the meetings and Adnan is responsible for maintaining the website.
  • Interests: We are passionate about AI security, CTF, Red Team, Blockchain security, Social Engineering, IoT security and code audit.
  • Projects: Recently we are writing a smart contract vulnerability scanner, it will be pushed to Github upon completion.
  • Cool Things about Us: DC86027 have a BlockchainSecLab in WHU where we can exploiting smart contracts and wallets with technological capabilities of security audits. We welcome all hackers.
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  • Location: Chengdou, China
  • Point of Contact: King
  • POC Email: dc0086028@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC86027 Meets: at least four times a year in Chengdou, Sichuan 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.
  • Description: There are many friends who love information security technology. For this reason, we established DC86028. We hope that friends who love hackers can communicate together. Advance and retreat together, let us develop from online chat to offline battle! Remember to email me!
  • Interests: Web, WIFI, Anti-fraud, Social engineering, Near source Source infiltration
  • Languages: Mandarin Chinese and English
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  • Location: Suzhou, JiangSu, China
  • Point of Contact: fragrant
  • POC Email: dc0512@qq.com
  • Backup POC Email: ctf@saintsec.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC860512 Meets: We will conduct hacker technical exchanges from time to time, at No.181 JingRun Road, High-tech Zone, Suzhou.
  • Description:The DC860512 started in 2019. It was formed by several local hackers. YihShen, wjjzhang, jiangWu and fragrant run the meetings.
  • Interests: Car Network Security Research
  • Languages: English, Chinese
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  • Location: Linyi City, Shandong Province, China
  • Point of Contact: Greye
  • POC Email: windnemo@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: GreyWolf
  • Backup POC Email: tank108@yeah.net
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC86539 Meets: We meet at the local Library or Laowa Coffee and Books Shop every month where everybody shares their amazing thoughts . And they also can take turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Description: The DC860539 started in 2019. It was formed by several local Programers. Greye, GreyWolf run the meetings and keep the weibo/wechat/twitter/github page updated.
  • Interests: Reading books, making robots, teaching kids programing and mentoring others are our interests. We have an Embeded linux Board Developing Forum and we have a lock picking. we also are working on some wireless hacking projects.
  • 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.
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  • 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: Fuzhou, China
  • Point of Contact: Akityo
  • POC Email: akityo@foxmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Y4at0m
  • Backup POC Email: black_unicorn@foxmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC860591 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: Chinese, but hey we like English too.
  • Description:The DC860591 started in 2019. It was formed by several local hackers. Akityo, Batsu, SantanX and Cy run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Interests: We have some kinds of hacking devices (PM3,SDR,BadUSB,HID) and some IOT security devices , we also working on web hacking and industrial control systems (ICS) hacking.
  • Projects: Currently attempting to create an hack devices with raspberry zero
  • Location: Rizhao, China
  • Point of Contact: Bin Yang
  • POC Email: src@tzsrc.cn
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC860633 Meets: at the TZ Cyber Security Lab, 2nd Friday every month. Everybody takes a turn giving a talk on their interest.
  • Languages: English, Chinese, and Japanese
  • Description:The DC860633 started in 2020. It was formed by several local hackers and some from online. Bin Yang, Xiaolin Xu run the meetings and keep the website updated.
  • Interests: SRC pentest, IOT pentest toys, APT Hunting, HoneyPot, Pentest with machine/deep learning, SDR funny thing.
  • Projects: Currently, our team is attempting to create customization honeypot projects to attract to catch more APT attacks.
  • Cool Things about Us: We used lidar to build a Lunar Rover navigation module. Now we are building the whole rover.
  • Location: Changsha, China
  • Point of Contact: Shaoming Guo
  • POC Email: focusstartfree@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Steve Wang
  • Backup POC Email: crownprince@windpunish.net
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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
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  • Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China
  • Point of Contact: Wang Baoyu
  • POC Email: dc860931@outlook.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: SoulMate
  • Backup POC Email: soul@srsec.org
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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: GuangDong, China
  • Point of Contact: Anon
  • POC Email: h4ckn0wn@gmail.com
  • Backup POC: Kevin Foo
  • Backup POC Email: ikevinfoo@gmail.com
  • Website: https://365.defcon.world
  • Description: The DC365 was started in 2019 by internationally renowned security team--PegasusTeam, which focuses on the research of cutting-edge technology areas, such as satellite security, space network security, frontier future security field, security research, security education, security dissemination, etc.

    PegasusTeam was also the world's first team to obtain the patent for pseudo base station defense technology in 2014 and maintained a 100% success rate in the near-source penetration test service for domestic and foreign customers from 2015 to 2018. Over the past two years, PegasusTeam has shared many research results at top security conferences abroad such as BlackHat, Defcon, HITB, Kcon, CansecWest, CodeBlue, Poc, Nullcon, Phydays, Zeronight etc. It is also the support team for the MDK4 project in aircrack-ng, a world-renowned wireless security organization, which is built into Kali Linux.
  • DC86365 Meets: We will hold one to two meetings a year and inform you in advance on our website. We have excellent sponsors and excellent security planners. We have rich experience. Many members of our team have participated in the planning of DCG-DC010 activities.
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Projects: We are setting up the space security laboratory — PegasusLab, welcome the friends who love space security to join us!
  • Cool things about us: We have the ability to design cool hack gadgets. Like Hackcube-Speical, which is a portable hardware platform for radio security research which works on multiple radio frequencies, and can receive & transmit RF signals. In addition we also designed a lot of interesting hack surroundings like customized access card keys, hacker T-Shirt, colorful stickers, hackcoin, etc.
  • Interests: We hope to combine science and technology, art and hack spirit, to create an imaginative and innovative hack space, let more teenagers join the hack community, understand the hack spirit, let's hack 365 every day!
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  • Location: Shenzen, China
  • Point of Contact: 0 Zebra
  • POC Email: nullzebra@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC86755 Meets: Third Thursday of the month at Chaihuo makerspace in OCT Shenzhen
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Interests: SDR and Embedded Devices

Colombia

DC11571

  • Location:Bogota, Colombia
  • Point of Contact: John Quintero
  • POC Email: BuRtOnZ@defcon-co.org
  • Website: defcon-co.org
  • DC11571 Meets:at the UNAD JAG - Bogotá (University) and meeting by synchronous means like skype; meetings are every saturday morning (09:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m)
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Interests: Ethical Hacking, IoT, Hardware, safe development, pentesting and whatever is white hat hacking.
  • Description: DC11571 is a new group created in 2020. The group is conformed up of 100% Colombia hackers thirsty for knowledge. Computer and Cybersecurity addicts, our leadership structure: John Quintero (BuRtOnZ) leader, Leonardo Huertas (SamuraiBlanco), José León (Qu4rtzlc), Giovanny González (F3nix) and Victor Sandoval (Fraggett) are co-founders, The team hard work to build community, research is our passion and ingenuity shapes our DNA
  • Projects: We are developing scripts to improve the productivity of mouse jack and rubber ducky attacks, we are also learning safe protocols in IoT.
  • Cool Things About Us: We have hardware such as Pineapple, Rubber ducky, keyloggers, flir one, mouse jack dongle, raspberry among other toys. We are passionate about learning and legality in each project developed, and we are a team with restless souls.
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Costa Rica

DC11506

  • Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Point of Contact: pf0x0(Darwin)
  • POC Email: 0x7e5c@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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: contact@dcg420.org
  • Website: dcg420.org
  • DC420 Meets: We meet once every month in different places in Prague, location depends on program of meeting. The place and time are anounced through Eventbride and DCG420 Twitter account
  • Description: Group has been formed in Prague in 2018 by th3r3d, ONE and Arny.
  • Interests: We are meeting over different themes from cyber security. Although main area of interest is Active defense, Intelligence and Counterintelligence in context of cyber security.
  • Cool Things About Us: We are educating and try to help also to our youngest ones through kids gathering, camps and hacking interest groups.
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  • Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Point of Contact: @D4rthR3gulus
  • POC Email: ronald.gonzalezrivera@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC11503 Meets: monthly, most of the times at Noise Cybersecurity, University events.
  • Description:
  • Interests: Social engineering, information security,hacking techniques, pentesting, red teams and blue teams, capture the flag, IOT security, digital forensics.
  • Project: Currently trying to create a first ever El Salvador DEF CON Group.

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!!"

France

DC11262

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  • Location: Saint-Pierre, La Réunion, France
  • Point of Contact: Tahiry Razafindralambo
  • POC Email: tahiry@raza.re
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC11262 Meets: We meet at the the University of Reunion Island in Saint-Pierre every 2 weeks.
  • Description: The group will start in Nov 2019. It is composed of Tahiry, Joel and Kevin.
  • Interests: CTF, lock picking, social engineering.
  • Projects: Currently attempting to create a cyber warfare range.
  • Cool Things about Us: We prepared a CTF Workshop specifically for women.

DC11331

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  • Location: Paris, Île de France
  • Point of Contact: Pauline, Marc, Sharka, Eric
  • POC Email: defcon331@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Rennes - Ille et Vilaine, France
  • Point of Contact: Yann
  • POC Email: yann@dc11332.org
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DCG11332 Meets: at a local provided by the "Pôle d'excellence Cyber" in Rennes ones a month
  • Description: The DC11332 started in February 2021. It was(will be?) formed by several local hackers & CyberSec local institutions :

    (Main leadership) - Yann - Hardware hacker and seasoned speaker & trainer at main infosec conf (36C3, Blackhat Europe & US, Hack in The Box Amsterdam & Abu Dabi, Hack In Paris...) (Associated leadership and room provider for meetings & participate to defcon group animation) - Pôle d'excellence Cyber
  • Projects: We are currently attempting to run meetings to share technical knowledge with local area interested people about technical Infosec stuff.
  • Interests: The group would like to have general focus on information security, from social engineering to hardware hacking, to methods and technics to break and secure websites, applications, infrastructure, Radio-wave communications, DIY for cybersecurity or any other cool stuff.
  • Languages: French, but hey we like English too, maybe we can hold some DCG meeting in Brezhoneg (a regional langage)
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  • Location: Lille, Hauts-de-France France
  • Point of Contact: Hex
  • POC Email: hex@dc3303.org
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DCG11333 Meets: at the “Dernier Bar avant la fin du monde” local bar each last Monday of the month. New attendees are welcome and there are no entry fees.
  • Description: started on October 2019. It was formed by several local hackers. Hex, Louzogh and Abc run the meetings.
  • Projects: We are currently attempting to run meetings and alongside, we are creating a cool CTF team to contest both online and IRL.
  • Languages: French and English

Germany

DC49911

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Point of Contact:Kester Quist-Aphetsi, PhD
  • POC Email: contact@dc23321.critacghana.com
  • Website: www.dc23321.critacghana.com
  • 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: 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
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  • Location: Ernakulam,Kerala, India
  • Point of Contact: Muhsin Bin Muhammed Muneer
  • POC Email: muhsin8102000@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Govind K.G
  • Backup POC Email: iamgovindkg@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC910484 Meets: at CCD coffee shop or LULU Mall Kochi every 4th Saturday of the month and share updates on our projects, researches and always welcome our new comers.
  • Description: The DC910484 started in late 2020 by the cyber security enthusiasts. The idea of DC0484 is to gather professionals,students and security enthusiasts to Discuss topics around the security and hacking community.we also contribute and manage different open source projects considering the needs of society.we consider this as the platform to share tactics , techniques and tools related to different Domains.
  • Interests: Web app pen-testing, Red teaming methodologies, IOT security,Radio Security, Bug Bounty Hunting, Secure coding/development , CTF, Cyber Security Awareness etc..
  • Current Projects: An info sec Community for the state of Kerala.
  • Cool Things about us: We provide cyber security training and awareness. We love talks and papers on different topics such as OSINT investigation, Red teaming , web app pen-testing etc ... and it goes on.
  • Languages: English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil
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  • Location: Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand India
  • Point of Contact: Kunal Mahar
  • Point of Contact Email : kunalmahar@hotmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Devash Rawat
  • Backup Point of Contact Email : devashrawat14@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC91059 Meets: Every second weekend is our get-together at one of the team members residence.
  • Description:Group of hackers, thinkers, enthusiasts from various parts of the country. We all share a common interest in hacking and technology.
    • Kunal deals with all the updates to groups moderated by all its members.
    • Devesh, the KungFu Panda plans the meetings.
    • Gurpreet has its keen eyes on the latest trends and introduces new topics and tech.
    • Onkar loves to share its knowledge about compliance.
    • Aviral fantasize about AD-DS and always shares it with the team.
    • Nilesh, the Social Engineer has his way of talking to people.
    • Nand, the notorious one is always busy learning new things.
    • Nitin, though a fresher paves his way to the AI/ML and Cloud Security
  • Interests: VAPT, Compliance, AI, IOT, SCADA, Lockpicking, Coding, Innovation, Team-Development
  • Projects: Current topic is about "Hidden treasures in Tor and DarkWeb"
  • Cool Things About Us: We are a team with diversity. Provided cyber awareness trainings at multiple schools for free.

  • Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, Tamil, Pahadi
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  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Point of Contact: Manish Yadav
  • POC Email: m4ni5h@protonmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Shaik Qadir
  • Backup POC Email: shaik.qaadir@gmail.com
  • Website:DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC91080 Meets: at the local Cafe, every alternate Saturday for a couple of hours. We also meet in A university auditorium
  • Description: DC91080 was initiated by Manish Yadav aiming to develop and strengthen a conjunction between the Cyber security professionals and the young developers by conducting events within the universities to enable people to walk-through the digital environment.
  • Interests: 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. My team is specialized in Web application penetration testing and red teaming. we are now working on secure coding principles. Network Pentesting amuse us for sure, and building tools and scripts in Python and web based.
  • Cool Things about Us: Offensive and Intelligence: We love writing exploits and tools (even for the smaller purpose), also, we love talks and papers about OSINT investigations
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  • 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 the team 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: guptaprasoon92@gmail.com
  • Website: twitter.com/dc91120
  • 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 dekster) , I am a Senior Security Engineer in Paytm, Noida, I love to play with the security of Web applications and exploiting them and do Bug bounties on different platforms.

    It will be moderated by Sunny Mishra, Eshaan Bansal, Mayank Malik and Minali Arora who are specialized in creating CTF challenges, root the box machines, binary exploitation,etc...
  • 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 root the box challenges and help fellow members to gain knowledge in cracking the CTF, do bug bounties, network security, data security, hardware hacking,etc.. and do sessions with various speakers specialized in different domains of information security.
  • Projects: We are working on XSS intruders which can easily bypass WAF.
  • Location: Gurugram, Haryana, India
  • Point of Contact: thewhiteh4t
  • POC Email: thewhiteh4t@protonmail.com
  • Point of Contact: Hacker Destination
  • POC Email: itsmehacker@protonmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC91124 Meets: pending
  • Description: DC91124 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
  • 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.
  • Projects:Custom Rubber Ducky PCB
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  • Location:Chandigarh, India
  • Point of Contact: Shivani Kumari
  • POC Email: connectshivani1337@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact:Bhaskar Kumar
  • Backup POC Email: connecthaxonic@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC91172 Meets: pending
  • Description:The DC91172 started in 2020. It was formed by Shivani Kumari (@Girlx_007)- Lead. The main aim of the group is to spread Cyber Security Awareness and conduct Workshops, CTF Contests, Seminars/Webinars.

    Shivani Kumari (@Girlx_007) is P1-Warrior at BugCrowd, She has helped many beginners in the field of Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, and Bug Bounty. Shivani has a good grip on Web Exploitation, Cyber Forensics, OSINT, and Cryptography.

    Bhaskar Kumar (@haxonic_) has started a group HAXONIC. He has trained over 3000+ Cyber Security Enthusiasts. Bhaskar is a Cyber Security Researcher who is good at CTF, Strategic Penetration Testing, Network Security, Android Hacking, Web Exploitation. He has contributed to Open-source and also in many local chapter conferences./li>
  • Interests: Capture The Flag, Android Hacking, Web Hacking, Bug Bounty Hunting, Cyber Security Awareness, Meet-ups, Secure Coding/Development
  • Cool Things about Us: We organize meet-ups and hacker-conferences from Cyber Security Professionals. Eventually, we also conduct CTFs as a learning activity. We have organized various workshops/seminars and guided over 3000+ enthusiasts to date.
  • Projects: Web Vulnerabilities Simulator and Cyber Threat Modeling.
  • Lanaguages: English, Hindi, Telugu, and Punjabi
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  • Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Point of Contact: Aritra Basu
  • POC Email: defconkolkata@gmail.com
  • Website: dc9133.org
  • 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 DC9133 and was formally agreed upon to be reinstated as a DEF CON 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.
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  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Point of Contact: Hruday Charan A.
  • POC Email: h3ll4r@protonmail.ch
  • Backup Point of Contact: Namitha K.
  • Backup POC Email: namithasinger@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC9140 Meets: at the local Cafe, every 4th saturday for a couple of hours and a university auditorium sometimes.
  • Description:DC9140 was initiated by Hruday aiming to develop and strengthen a conjunction between the Cyber security professionals and the young developers by conducting events within the universities to enable people to walk-through the digital environment. Namitha runs and updates the whatsapp group and telegram group on this regards and grabs new talent.
  • Interests: My team is specialized in Web application penetration testing and red teaming. we are now working on secure coding principles. Network Pentesting amuse us for sure, and building tools and scripts in Python and web based.
  • Projects: Currently Creating a chrome + firefox extension which is a modded version of HackBar, already done with a static source code scanner working on a Dynamic code component.
  • Cool Things about Us: We hosted a CTF event for a university and taught them for a day about CTFs and hunting.
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  • Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Point of Contact: Joseph Martin
  • POC Email: joseph@strongboxit.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Meshach M.
  • Backup POC Email: meshach@strongboxit.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Nadiad, Gujrat, India
  • Point of Contact: Kashyap Patel
  • POC Email: KashyapPatel836@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Patna, Bihar, India
  • Point of Contact: Navneet Raj
  • POC Email: atnavneetmuffin@pm.me
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DCG91612 Meets: At the home of Navneet Raj
  • Description: Started in 2019 by a CTF PLAYER named Navneet Raj(muffin). Ayush manages Events.
  • Interests: Playing CTF , Creating Hacking tools , Organzing CTF.
  • Current Projects:Creating a web security tool with Python .
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  • Location: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Point of Contact: Yatin Sharma
  • POC Email: yatinji143@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DCG91731 Meets: at Coffee shop,Office,Public park,University.
  • Description: The DC91731 will be for Indore and cities of Madhya Pradesh.It will be lead by me (Yatin Sharma ).I am a web application pentester and knowledge of computer forensics and Android applications pentester.Trainer at CyberXploits company Last year, I've done an internship in cyber security too love to play with the security.It will be moderated by Sanskar is hardware hacker,Mahima rao and Ritu Sharma is web application pentester.We are writing to you because we started a local DEF CON Group in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.The purpose here is to interact with people who may have different backgrounds but share the same passion for technology. Many security people feel that hackers are nothing but trouble and many hackers feel that security people are clueless.We want to attract not only hackers but members of the InfoSec community and people who want to learn more about InfoSec but do not consider themselves hackers.
  • Interests: Reverse Engineering , Buffer overflow , hardware hacking etc. We will make stuff and break a stuff.
  • 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 and doing a project on IoT.

Indonesia

DC6221

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  • Location: Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Point of Contact: Muhammad Claudio Delvin (Cyberking)
  • POC Email: cyberking@outlook.co.id
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

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  • 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: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC62231 Meets: Once a week
  • Language: Indonesian

Ireland

DC35321

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  • 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).
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  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Point of Contact: Evidences
  • POC Email: @digital_evidences
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC35391 Meets: We meet in the online where everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interests are.
  • Interests: SCybersecurity, CTF, OSCP preps and etc.
  • Cool Things about Us: Young blood

Israel

DC9723

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  • 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: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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)
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  • Location: Trenzano, Italy
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Chow
  • POC Email: dr.chow@cuscusa.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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 Cyber security
  • Interests: Hacking systems ,Wifi,Web Application, Hacking minds , Hacking things "Hack The Planet!!"

Kazhakstan

DC7212

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  • Location: Astana, Kazhakstan
  • Point of Contact: b4zed
  • POC Email: defcon7172@protonmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: d4k3
  • Backup POC Email: dankas87@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC7212 Meets: We meet at the premises of educational centers and institutions and International Hub for Startups \"Astana HUB\".

    We meet a couple times in a quarter. Meetings are announced in telegram channel. Website will be available soon.
  • Description: DC7172 started at the end of 2019. It is formed by two information security enthusiasts: b4zed and d4k3. The main goal of this group is to create a local independent community to share the knowledge, research activities in different infosec areas, build CTF team and unite people interested in cybersecurity.
  • Languages: Russian, English, Kazakh

Kenya

DC254

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  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Point of Contact: Gav
  • POC Email: info@africahackon.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

Kuwait

DC0965

  • Location: Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Point of Contact: Ubais PK
  • POC Email: ubais7@gmail.com
  • Website: dc0965.org/
  • 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.

Latvia

DC11371

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  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Point of Contact: http://g0x.rf.gd/contact.html
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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
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  • Location: Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: 0x00013
  • POC Email: metalhead00013@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

DCG5255

  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: Ricardo Sunderland
  • POC Email: ricardosunderland@outlook.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DCG5255 Meets: As the pandemic goes by, the meetings will be remote. When the lockdown is lifted, we’ll schedule monthly meetings in a local Draft-beer tap-bar and keep the remote sessions every 15 days, where every member is welcome to teach something new to the community and coordinate projects to shift the national culture regarding Cybersecurity.
  • Description: The DC5255 started in 2020 to bring talented professionals the resources, training, and mentorship regarding Cybersecurity, always keep learning.

    It was formed by a local IT Professional, Bugbounty hunter and Ethical Hacking generalist: Ricardo Sunderland

    Co-founders: Sofia Fandiño – IT Professional and Hacking for Women evangelist

    Enrique Garcia – IT Professional and Pre-sales value positioning for Enterprise Security Services

    Omar Pozos – Infrastructure Professional and Hacking generalist
  • Projects: Developing organized and agile pentesting methodologies

    Evangelism of Cybersecurity to IT professionals (Why should we care about Cybersec?)

    Hacking for Women evangelism events – Diversity = Innovation
  • Cool Things about Us: Mentorship program – Sharing how to ethical-hack and realizing the consciousness of ones actions.

DC52999

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  • Location: Sureste Region,Yucatan, Mexico
  • Point of Contact: Miguel Guirao
  • POC Email: mguirao@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

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  • 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.

Mongolia

DC1197611

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  • Location: Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
  • Point of Contact: Ganbagana Zolzaya
  • POC Email: ganbagana@golomtbank.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC1197611 Meets: We meet at the laboratories of Mongolian University of Science and Technology every month. Everybody takes turn giving a talk on what their interest are.
  • Description: I organized “Mazala CTF Team” which started in 2018. It was formed by several local cybersecurity students and professionals who are worked in cyber security. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks and knowledge in this area can reduce the chances of your data being stolen and misused. Mazala CTF Team is working on making the youth of Mongolian skilled in the area of cybersecurity. We’re 79 members in Slack Groups. Our group organized CTF competition named ‘Haruulzangi CTF’.
  • Projects: Currently, we’ve been creating a dictionary for brute forcing passwords and hashes for Mongolian language.
  • Interests:Analysis of cyber-attacks targeting to Mongolian banking sector. We collected evidence and log related cyber-attacks from Mongolian banks. Then we sent report of analysis to bank which given logs.
  • Cool Things about Us: We play Dota 2, Counterstrike when we’re in free time.

Morocco

DC21222

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  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Point of Contact: Flaster
  • POC Email: flasterdjedd@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC2122 Meets: We meet at the BD Roosevelt Starbucks every 2nd Sunday of the month, where we talk about our projects and share knowledge.
  • Description: DC21222 is a bunch of local hackers and IT enthusiasts.
  • Languages: English, French, Arabic and 1337
  • Interests:Social engineering, lock picking, hardware hacking and everything infosec related.
  • Cool Things about Us: We try making people aware of IT related risks and how dangerous these can be.

Netherlands

DC3115

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  • Location: Delft, Netherlands
  • Point of Contact: DefConHolland
  • POC Email:defconholland@protonmail.com
  • Website: twitter.com/defconholland
  • DC3115 Meets: very 2/3 months on a Friday evening at Cafe de Tobbe (Buitenwatersloot 17-19, 2613 TA Delft). Check the agenda on our website and follow us on twitter @defconholland
  • Description: A meet up for Dutch Hackers in a Dutch bar after work. We will have a stage for speakers, some oldschool games and if you had too much beer & bitterballen you can do some hacker karoake if you want.
  • Languages: English, Dutch
  • Interests: Ethical hacking, network defense, lock picking, cryptography, pentests, computer forensics & CTF Players.

DC3158

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  • Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Point of Contact: Umit
  • POC Email:umit@dc3158.nl
  • Website: wiki.dc3158.nl
  • 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.

Nigeria

DC11234

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  • Location: Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Point of Contact: ZUES
  • POC Email: fug@dc70032.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC11234 Meets: at the local place in Ikeja City Mall Shoprite every last Saturday of every month.
  • Language: English
  • Description: The DC11234 started in the year 2019, it is formed by a famous local ZUES, ZUES runs the meeting and updates the websites.
  • Interests: We teach and learn all Linux distros, and also do all system penetration testing We made a new AI program

DC112341

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  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Point of Contact: Abayomi Ayoola
  • POC Email: a.ayoola@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.

DC1123484

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  • Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Point of Contact: Gino
  • POC Email: ginowine1@gmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Divine
  • Backup POC Email: dtribunal180@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC1123484 Meets: once a month at Innovation hubs and other locations within the city. Community members and resource persons from around the world will be sourced to be speakers during training sessions.
  • Language: English
  • Description: The DC1123484 started in 2020, it was formed by Gino Osahon and Divine Okon, who will work with other volunteers to plan, host virtual and physical meetups.
  • Interests:We are interested in cyber security, IoT security, mobile and web security, other tech stack and contents that will enable us to learn and create problem solving security solutions.
  • Projects: Currently focused in the learning phase of security technologies.

DC23485

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  • Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Point of Contact: Uduak Essien
  • POC Email: smartgig@yandex.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.

Pakistan

DCG9221

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  • Location: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Point of Contact: Ali Tabish
  • POC Email: tab.vtsp4@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DCG9221 Meets: at the Universities, local Coffee shop, Tea Shop every 2nd Saturday in month. where everybody takes turns giving a talk on cybersecurity, specifically on Bug Hunting, Penetration testing, Threat Hunting, SIEM Solutions and Malware Analysis.
  • Description: The SCSP group started in 2019. It was formed by several local hackers. Ali Tabish (Chapter Leader) run the meetings and keep our social media profiles updated. Now we are interested to work under the umbrella of Defcon Local group for meetups and provide opportunities for new hackers and those who would like to increase their skills in InfoSec and would like to present/deliver their research work and discuss new ideas.
  • Interests: Cybersecurity Threat Management, which includes:
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Penetration Testing
    • Red Teaming (MITRE Approach, Kill Chain Methodology)
    • Cyber Threat Intelligence
    • OSINT
    • Security Operation Center (SIEM Solutions, CTI, Incident Response)
    • Malware Analysis
    • Attack Graph.
  • Projects: Currently we are attempting to develop One box solution for Threat Hunting/Compromise Assessment against cyber threats i.e. APTs
  • Cool Things about Us: We have conducted multiple sessions in Universities, local academies for the following:
    • Cybersecurity Awareness
    • Bug Hunting
    • Why cyber threats are important for Oil and Gas Industries.
    • Trained folks on OSINT, Ethical Hacking, CTF Walkthroughs etc.
    Further, we are focusing on the creation of Def Con Group for better meetups and spread knowledge across the community in the globe. Its like 'Created by the Community for the Community"

DCG9251

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  • Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Point of Contact: Taimoor Nasir
  • POC Email: teefainhouse@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DCG9251 Meets: various locations
    the last Saturday of the month.
  • Interests:This group focuses on Cybersecurity and Web Development.

Poland

DC4822

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  • 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.

Qatar

DC11974

  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Point of Contact: Nafeel Ahmed
  • POC Email: defconqatar974@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

DC7343

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  • Location: Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Lev Borcov
  • POC Email: wapt@protonmail.com
  • Backup Point of Contact: Viktor L.
  • Backup POC Email: dnssbrk@ya.ru
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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: We 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.
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  • Location: Vladivostok, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Froter Dmitry
  • POC Email: defconvladivostok@gmail.com
  • Website: Telegram Group
  • DC7423 Meets: quarterly, and the meeting place will be announced in advance.
  • Language: Russian, English, Some Japanese and Korean
  • Description: The DC7423 started in 2020.It was formed by several information security enthusiasts and robot lovers. Dmitry, Serghei and Alexander run the meetings and keep the group in Telegram and Twitter updated.
  • Interests: Research, fun and exploitation, CTF events.
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  • 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).
  • 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.

DC7499

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  • 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: 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: http://lockpick.su

    DC7499 is also a convenient channel for communication, which consists of more than 1700 people
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  • 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)
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  • Location:Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Evgeniya Nezgovorova (Jane)
  • POC Email: whiteseadefcon@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC78182 Meets: We will have a meetings each 6 weeks in the office of Shartrez company or in the cafe.
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Description: The DC78182 will start in the end of 2019.It was formed by local information security activist to increase knowledge, create conditions for the growth and development of the IT community.
  • Interests: We have interesting stories from our practice that could be the base of development.
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  • 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"
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  • Location:Penza, Russian Federation
  • Point of Contact: Ivan Kulkov
  • POC Email: poc@defcon58.ru
  • 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
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  • 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

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  • Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Point of Contact: Majd Al-Sharif
  • POC Email: mjalshrf@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC11966 Meets: TBD by availability
  • Description: The DC11966 was established in 2020 in Jeddah because of the lack of cybersecurity communities in this city; aiming to gather interested professionals, students, and anyone who wishes to learn under one umbrella to share and gain knowledge or work on research and other shared projects.
  • Interests: We hope to establish some focused groups under this community. It could be something like DEFCON villages so we can have a place for everyone; whether they were interested in red teaming, blue teaming and etc.

DC9661

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  • 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.

Serbia

DC381

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  • Location: Nis, Serbia
  • Point of Contact: Milan Veljkovic
  • POC Email: veljkovic96milan@yahoo.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

Slovakia

DC421

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  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Point of Contact: Alx
  • POC Email: a.c.nevski@gmail.com
  • DC421 Meets: Twice a month, Wednesdays @ Goblins Irish Pub @6pm
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

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!
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  • 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
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  • 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: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

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  • Location:Hoengseong, Gangwon, South Korea
  • POC Email: dc082.conhttps://forum.defcon.org/node/231609act@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Claudio
  • POC Email: claudio.chn@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • POC Email: info@hackron.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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: Hackron.com 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.
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  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Carlos Rodriguez
  • POC Email: carlos.ceyce@gmail.com
  • Website: pending
  • DC34966 Meets: at Clan Cabaret bar (after a great lunch at the beach) and share great hacking moments
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Description: We formed a group in 2017 with stable monthly meetings with "old school" hackers and university students of this area.
  • Interests: Pentesting, OWASP, VoIP hacking
  • Projects: We are involved in the second edition of a charity hacking congress to help RedCross in coronavirus crisis (www.c0r0n4con.com)
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  • Location: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
  • Point of Contact: Antonio Fernandes
  • POC Email: antonio@fernandes.es
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC34981 Meets: We meet at a different location every month at Santiago de Compostela :D
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Description: The DC34981 borns as the first Galician DC Group, to evangelize about infosec, hackings and fun!
  • Interests: Bug bounty and OWASP stuff
  • Projects: establish a strong local cybersecurity community

Sri Lanka

DC9411

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  • 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.
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  • Location: Western Province, Sri Lanka
  • Point of Contact: Hasitha Assiriyge
  • POC Email: pending
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC94112 Meets: We meet at David Pieris Technologies Building in every fourth Friday of the month. The building is located at Battaramulla, Colombo, Sri Lanka. It’s a state of art auditorium with multimedia projectors, internet, air Condition and fifty seats. Apart from that free refreshments will be provided.
  • Language: English and Sinhala
  • Description: The vision is to be the most active and result oriented dynamic group in Colombo. A team of cyber security passionate and tech oriented professionals will be leading the group.
  • Interests: We are interested in next generation authentication / Block Chain Technologies / Artificial Intelligence
  • Projects: We do research in collaboration with government universities about block chain technologies
  • Cool Things about Us: We do cyber security events such as “Colombo Secure Programmers Meet up” and crazy experiments.

    We educate and build cyber security awareness among needed people.

Switzerland

DC4131

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Location:Lviv, Ukraine
  • POC Email: dc032@protonmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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
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  • Location: Kyiv, 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.
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  • Location:Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Point of Contact: Bohdan Rezanov
  • POC Email: morgan@defcon.com.ua
  • Backup Point of Contact: Pavel Kryvko
  • Backup POC Email: litanyofmadness@defcon.com.ua
  • Backup Point of Contact: Andrey Barashkov
  • Backup POC Email: andry@defcon.com.ua
  • Website: http://defcon.com.ua
  • DC057 Meets:Once a month
  • Languages: Russian, Ukranian, English
  • Description: Our passion is network and hardware security, lock picking, cryptography, pentests and computer forensics.
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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Point of Contact: Ali
  • POC Email: aflatoon@hotmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  • Point of Contact: Scott
  • POC email: dc44114sheffield@gmail.com
  • Backup POC email: dc@scottstorey.co.uk
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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.
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  • Location: Birmingham, UK
  • Point of Contact: Jake
  • POC email: jake@lowlife.tech
  • Backup Point of Contact: Chris
  • Backup POC email: christopherbfox55@gmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC44121 Meets: Being founded during COVID-19 we plan to have virtual meetups, however we will move this to a face to face open space when restrictions allow.

    Plan to meet the 1st Thursday of each month.
  • Description: The DC44121 started in 2020, it was formed by two blue teamers that work within the energy sector Jake and Chris. Both have experience across varying sectors and Jake previously ran a privacy group of ORG (Open Rights Group in Leeds, UK).

    This group provides a regular meetup for anybody interested in learning more about InfoSec and getting to know like-minded individuals.
  • Interests: ICS, IoT, DFIR, Privacy and all things defense… We do also welcome our counterparts, the red team!
  • Cool Things about Us: We're a very passionate and motivated group with years of experience, we still have lots to learn and want to share and grow our knowledge with others!

    Jake has done talks before on hacker legend Phineas Fisher as well as various Privacy focused talks for Open Rights Group: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/supporter-council/

    Chris previously served in the Royal Air Force working in the MOD CERT team for 5 of those years and is also a qualified fish monger… keeping the fisher theme going
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  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Point of Contact: Mike Thompson
  • POC Email: @appsecbloke
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC44161 Meets: In the current climate, the plan is to run meetups virtually, with a view to selecting physical venues, once it is determined to be safe to do so. Meetups will be held monthly, with a small selection of speakers and then a relaxed chat afterwards.
  • Manchester is a large metropolitan city in the Northwest of England and has never had a DCG. I plan to open up the group, bring in local participation and offer my own time in a leadership role. We'll organise meetups, talk about relevant issues and also have fun, which is often a missing link in our world.
  • Interests: Application, network, infrastructure and people security, however any subject that is of specific interest. If someone brings a neat RCE talk then great. If someone wants to talk about 'layer 8', perfect.
  • Projects: The Beer Farmers, BeerCon, InfoSecHappyHour and various other community projects, such as podcasts and live talks / trainings.
  • Cool Things about Us: We've raised over £35K in the last 12 months for various charities linked to information security or the COVID pandemic; EFF, Hackers Mental Health, Medicines Sans Frontiers and the NHS.
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  • Location: Brecon, Wales, UK
  • Point of Contact: Steve
  • POC Email: pending
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • DC441874 Meets: We will meet at numerous local bars in Brecon, and Cardiff, once allowed post COVID.
  • Description: The DCG44187 started in 2020. It was formed by several local hackers and nerds. We aim to unite all of those in the valleys and cities together in our quest for enlightenment.
  • Interests: We have interests across infosec and cyber, with some keen interest in social engineering, reconnaissance, OSINT and CAPDEV.
  • Projects: We are in our nascent stage so just recruiting people to the Group is enough for now!
  • Cool Things about Us: Wales is rural as hell but holds some amazingly talented individuals.
  • Location: Worcester, UK
  • Point of Contact: John and Joel
  • POC Email: info@dc441905.org
  • Website: dc441905.org
  • DC441905 Meets: online via Zoom, however after the pandemic has passed we will move to a local pub in Worcester.
  • Description:DC441905 formed 3 months ago and is run by John and Joel who both live in Worcester.
  • YouTube: DC441905 YouTube Channel
  • Language: English
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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Point of Contact: epicpewpew
  • POC Email: epicpewpew@protonmail.com
  • Website: DEF CON Forum Thread
  • 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