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Use this page to collect the local security, or in general geek groups, in your area. Local groups are a great thing to get involved with, whether you are attending the meetings, speaking at them, or motivated enough to create a group of your own! Please list all groups by state or country.

Local Groups

Name Location Information


Australian Information Security Association (AISA) Perth, Western Australia
Unknown (Check Site)


The Singapore Security Meetup Unknown (Check Site) Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday every month. Everything related to security and privacy is "on topic"

United Kingdom

DefCon 4420 London, England
Unknown (Check Site)
London's Defcon group run by Major Malfunction and alien8

United States


ASIS Palm Beaches Palm Beaches, FL
Second Tuesday every month (except May) at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott Hotel
ISSA - South Florida Chapter Fort Lauderdale, FL
Generally meets the 3rd Thursday of month for security, then hit the pub for some beer.


2600 Chicago Chicago, IL
Meets the first friday of every month. 7:00pm-Late
ChiSec Chicago, IL
Meetings start at 7:00pm. Meeting dates vary, check the site for information.
ChiSNORT Chicago, IL
Varies (Check Site)
Chicago's Snort User Group
DefCon 312 Chicago, IL
The local Defcon 312 group run by Steven McGrath.
ISSA - Chicago Chapter Chicago, IL
Varies (Check Site)
Meeting locations and times change, check the site.


NAISG Boston Boston, MA
Meets the third Thursday of every month. 6:30pm start. 6th Floor


2600 Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Mall of America
Meets the first friday of every month. 5:00pm start. North side of the food court, Under the Pavilion
DefCon 612 Minneapolis, MN


ISSA - Central Ohio Chapter Columbus, OH
Generally meets the 3rd Wednesday of month.

Rhode Island

DefCon 401 Providence, RI
The local Defcon 401 group run by Dave Johnson.
SNENUG (Southern New England Network Users Group) Warwick, RI
2480 Post Road, Warwick, RI
Not 100% security, but a great group run by Bill Dwyer.
OWASP RI (Open Web Application Security Group - Rhode Island) Providence, RI
Focuses on web application security under the international OWASP banner, run by Patrick Laverty.


2600 Virginia Charlottesville, VA Loc
Arlington, VA Loc
Virginia Beach, VA Loc
Va2600 is here to provide a public forum for all people from all backgrounds to meet and converse about their passion for technology. All around the world on the first Friday of every month hackers, geeks, nerds, and enthusiasts alike meet at a specified locations to have fun, learn, and share ideas.