DEFCON 201 -- 25 To Life! Pre-DEFCON 25 Meet Up

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Welcome to our 5th monthly flagship DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

This month is a BIG Month because this will be the first year our members will be attending DEFCON in Las Vegas for the first time! We will also have membership T-Shirts for the first time so if you are going to DEFCON 201 the following week please let us know (and what size shirt you wear) at info [at] defcon201 [dot] com!

DEFCON 201 in JULY will be themed to preparing those going to DEFCON this year (it's also great prep for any hacker/infosec convention in general) as well as community updates. For the OPEN WORKSHOP (projects for everyone who do not have projects to bring) we recommend bringing a cheap, non-primary phone/tablet/laptop to workshop on to reformat and tinker with.

We will also be preparing for the big DEFCON 201: r00tz Day on August 4th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (we need people who can't go to DEFCON 25 to volunteer!)


7:00pm - 7:40pm

Meet & Greet & GPG Key-Signing Party

7:40pm - 8:00pm

DEFCON 25 (& Black Hat USA & BSides LV) Survival Guide -- Sidepocket

8:00pm - 8:30pm

Ransom From The Underground – XlogicX

8:30pm – 9:00pm

Petya/NotPetya: From The Trenches – SECON NJ

9:00pm - 9:10pm

Introduction to Buner Phones & Equipment -- GI Jack

9:15pm - 9:55pm

Open Project: Buner Phones & Community Project Workshop

9:55pm - 10:00pm



DEFCON 25 (& Black Hat USA & BSides LV) Survival Guide

Speaker: Sidepocket

Details: July 25th to July 31st is “Hacker Summer Camp” a crazy week where three major conventions all happen around the same time on the Las Vegas Strip. Going for the first time ever to a hacker convention or a long time vet, we are going to get you up to speed on how to survive 37,000 hackers all in one building. Topics include what to bring, how to act, how to computer without getting 0wnd and detailed overviews of BSides Las Vegas, DEFCON and Black Hat USA in 2017!

Bio: Sidepocket is an awful human being that for some reason people listen to. A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, he is constantly wanting to help people how to get better at whatever they want to do and learn. He also has a history with NYC 2600, Radio Statler at Hackers on Planet Earth, Phone Losers of America, Museum of Urban Reclaim Spaces and The Yes Men. Find out more about DEFCON 201 at: (

Ransom From The Underground

Speaker: XlogicX

Details: Now that the basics was covered by OWASP, XlogicX will take you into a world of advance features such as how exactly Rasomware is built and more advance attacks techniques malicious hackers use and how to prevent them. Plus, many surprise announcements! If you are unable to go to DEFCON 25 this year, you don’t want to miss this!

Bio: XlogicX hacks at anything low level. He's unmasked sanitized IP addresses in packets (because checksums) and crafts his own pcaps with just xxd. He feeds complete garbage to forensic tools, AV products, decompression software, and intrusion detection systems. He made evil strings more evil (with automation) to exploit high consumption regular expressions. Lately he has been declaring war on assembly language (calling it too high-level) and doing all kinds of ignorant things with machine code. More information can be found on (

Petya/NotPetya: From The Trenches

Speaker(s): SECON NJ Personnel

Details: Petya (and Not Petya WHAT A TWIST!) devastated many un-updated and unprotected Windows machines and system networks across the world. Take a look into how InfoSec keyboard warriors fought on the digital front lines as the attacks happened to find the solutions used to stop the attack and what the security community can learn from this.

Bio: (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Our chapter’s mission is to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas, and encourage community outreach efforts, for advancement of information security practice and awareness in our society. We also strive to provide enjoyable opportunities for professional networking and growth.


Burner Equipment: Phones, Tablets, Laptops

Workshop Head: GI Jack

Details: Going to a hacker convention like DEFCON or are worried about people stalking and compromising your devices in public? You sound like a person who needs some burner equipment. A “burner” is a device that is configured to have all the information you need when on the go, without any information or paper trail about you and with preventions that if someone does compromise the device you and your privacy/data are not. Learn the many different ways to configure old phones (ANDROID) and desktops (LINUX) to build such valuable technology to bring out in the field.

You Will Need: Old Smartphone/Tablet that can run ANDROID and/or any LAPTOP that can be installed with LINUX.
Bio: GI Jack is one of the Co-Founders of DEFCON 201. He might have seen a Ninja that had built their own hacker variant of Arch Linux known as Ninja OS. You might be able to also find this ninja at:

[PLEASE NOTE: All minors must be accompanied by parent and or guardian.]

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