Frequently Asked Questions


About the group

Q: What is DEFCON?
A: DEFCON is the largest security convention in the world. DEFCON takes place every year in Las Vegas, NV. You can read more about DEFCON here.

Q: What is DEFCON Toronto?
A: Most big cities have a DEFCON group, and we are Toronto’s group. DEFCON Toronto (code named DC416) is a community of security enthusiasts. We meet on monthly basis to talk about security, hack to learn, learn to hack, and socialize.

About the meetups

Q: How often do you meet?
A: We meet every month. Sometimes we spontaneously meet for smaller, non-formal hacking sessions.

Q: Where can I find more information on upcoming meetups?
A: We publish our events on the meetup platform. Join DEFCON Toronto’s meetup page to find out more about our upcoming events.

Q: What is the focus of DEFCON Toronto when it comes to Security?
A: We have no specific focus. Our meetups usually discuss Web Applications, Reverse Engineering, Mobile Hacking, Automobile Hacking, IOT, and more.

Q: I’m a beginner, can I join DEFCON Toronto?
A: Yes. Our attendee’s come from every walk of life and profession. it doesn’t matter whether you’re a junior or a senior security professional, you will always learn something new in our meetups.

Q: Where do you usually meet?
A: We usually host our meetups at TunnelBear’s office. TunnelBear is a popular VPN provider and a partner of DEFCON Toronto.

Q: I have never attended a meetup before. Where can I find presentations from past meetups?
A: We have an archive page especially for that. There, you can find presentations, Capture The Flag images, useful links and tools.

Joining DEFCON Toronto

Q: How can I be a part of DC416?
A: First and foremost, join our meetup group. This way you will be able to RSVP to our events as soon as we publish them.
Secondly, We have a Slack channel where we discuss security on daily basis. We highly recommend you to join the community, engage in interesting conversations and contribute to the success of our group.

Q: How can I join the Slack channel?
A: Send us an email. We will send you an invite as soon as we can.

Contributing to DEFCON Toronto

Q: How can I contribute to the group?
A: Reach out to us via the Contact Form or send us an email.

Q: I would like to give a presentation on a project I’m currently working on, What do I need to do?
A: Kindly prepare your agenda send it by email. Presentation are usually up to 30-35 minutes long. More instructions will be communicated over email.

Partnering with DEFCON Toronto

Q: My company would like to partner with DEFCON Toronto, Who do we contact?
A: We would love to hear more about your company and how we can work together. Send us an email and allow us up to 24 hours to respond.