What we're about

Official DefCon group for Rhode Island. This is a resurrection of the DC401 that previously existed, now with the blessing of its former organizer, Agent5. Local DefCon groups cover anything and everything about security. Making, breaking, updating, learning, discussing. One time we might do some soldering, another time we might build a password cracking rig, we might play with a device from the Internet of Things (ugh, that's as painful a term as "cyber" now), maybe do pentesting, pretty much anything that you want to talk about! And best of all, it's free for all!

Upcoming events (5)

Layer 8 Conference

Online event

The third annual Layer 8 Conference focuses on social engineering and OSINT. This conference will be held online and will have three tracks of presentations and expects to keep much of the usual social experience you get at an in-person conference. Attendees will be sent the conference stream URL the week of the conference. A ticket purchase is required for this event. More information at https://layer8conference.com

How to Make a PiHole

Online event

This will be an online event. The meeting link will be sent to those who RSVP for this meeting. Are you sick of seeing so many ads on web pages while you surf the internet at home? Worry about malware coming into your home network? Using a PiHole can eliminate a lot of that traffic. A PiHole is built with a Raspberry Pi, a small and inexpensive computer that you can buy from multiple sources for $40 or less. Dan and Dan will walk us through how to build one, install it on our network and talk about the advantages of using one to block unwanted traffic. If you want to follow along, we recommend that you purchase a Raspberry Pi in advance of this meeting as they will not be provided for you. :) This meeting is in partnership with the Tech Collective in Providence, RI.

Domain Categorization with DomainCat

Online event

This will be a virtual, online event. Link will be shared with those who RSVP. Domain Categorization is a useful tactic in helping secure your organization, but what is it, how does it work, and can it stop attacks against your organization? This talk will cover how domain categorization works and how to check categorizations on domains. For those on the red team side, we will look at how to get your domains categorized to bypass your target's protections. Bio: Kirk Hayes is a Senior Security Consultant with over five years of experience performing security assessments and penetration tests and over 15 years of experience in Information Technology. Kirk has conducted penetration tests and red teaming against the internal and external networks and applications for large and small organizations, including organizations in the financial, technical, payment processing, legal, and defense space. Kirk is an active member in the information security community. He has developed tools such as backHack, myBFF, and Spotter. He has presented at various conferences such as DerbyCon, BSides, and Chicago CyberSecurity Summit. Kirk is also active in participating in Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions. This meeting is in partnership with Tech Collective of Providence, RI

WiFi Security Testing

Online event

We don't know yet if this will be an online virtual event, or if we can meet in person again at the Tech Collective in Providence. We are hoping for the latter. Jesse Roberts of Compass IT Compliance will come back to talk about hacking WiFi access points. Whether it's WPA2 passwords or Enterprise, there's various things to think about and weaknesses to consider. Jesse will show how we can test these devices and tighten up the security. If this is a virtual event, the URL link will be sent to those who RSVP. Decision on location will be made closer to the event date.

Past events (21)

A Walkthrough of OSINT Tools

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