What we're about

We talk about hacking and InfoSec in our group. Our focus is grassroots hacking culture, techniques, hands-on exploitation, defense, InfoSec industry, digital rights, and civil liberties. We welcome everybody, you do not need to be in the security industry or have a formal degree to attend our meetings. We encourage everyone to join us and help us build an active group, with events and projects for the community. This group is a branch of the Pacific Hackers Infosec conference and a friend of Hackmiami (MIA), Hack Gotham (NYC), Hack Amsterdam (AMS), and Hack Madrid (MAD) hackerspaces.

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Cooking Cyber Recipes with CyberChef Workshop

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CyberChef is known as the "The Cyber Swiss Army Knife" and is a simple, intuitive web app for carrying out all manner of "cyber" operations within a web browser. The tool is designed to enable both technical and non-technical analysts to manipulate data in complex ways without dealing with complex tools or algorithms.

In this presentation, the presenter will show you what the tool can do and the basics of creating recipes using operations like simple encoding like XOR and Base64, compression and decompression of data, calculating hashes and checksums, and much more.


Marco is a Senior Tactical Threat Analyst at Fortinet and Vice-President of Pacific Hackers Association. He started his career in IT and spent over a decade in IT operations before transitioning to cybersecurity. A Blue teamer by heart, Marco has spent the last six years specializing in defending organizations and building and implementing modern Security Operations. Marco is also a co-founder of the non-profit Pacific Hackers Association (PHA). Through the PHA, he personally mentors and advocates for veterans and underrepresented communities to help them find non-traditional paths into the cybersecurity industry. He served in the United States Air Force and deployed as part of “Operation Enduring Freedom.” He holds a Master’s in Cybersecurity and a Bachelor’s in Information Systems.

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