The DEF CON Group 443, also known as DC443, is an interest group designed to discuss general hacking and its culture, information security (InfoSec), and related topics. Our group’s interests include InfoSec, SDR, Hackathons, Speaker Events (MiniCons), Capture The Flags (CTFs), Binary Reversing/Exploitation, Ham Radio, Lock Picking, Micro Electronics, Web Development, etc.

Location: These events are most commonly hosted at Unallocated Space (Severn, Maryland USA), an 501(c)(3) charitable organization at 512 Shaw Court, Suite 105, Severn, Maryland 21144.

Dates & Times: This group meets every other Friday at 7PM. It is not uncommon for regular attendees to also attend other InfoSec related events throughout the week.  Please see the event calendar for firm dates and time. You may also search on this website for more announcements.

POC Email: dc443 AT unallocatedspace.org


Q: What are DEF CON Groups? A: The DEF CON Groups were spawned from the annual DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas. The DEF CON Groups (DCGs or DC-Groups) are a gathering point for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology, referred to properly as ‘hacking’. DCGs are not intended to compete with any other computer groups, such as 2600, but rather to provide yet another gathering place for the discussion of technology and security topics. DCG meetings are open to anyone, regardless of their skill, age, job, gender, etc. DCGs are designed to help you learn new things, meet new people, mentor others in areas you may be strong in, and provide some cohesion within the hacker culture and it’s members

Q: What kind of events do you presented/hosted? For your convenience, here are a few past events.

  • DC443 Presents: WSC CTF Practice
    DATE: 22JUN2018 TIME: 1900-2100 TOPIC: DC443 Presents: WSC CTF Practice SUMMARY: Marcelle dreamed up some new challenges for the ISSA Mid-Atlantic conference, and we are bringing them to the group for our next WSC-UAS-DC443 meet-up. Everything will be run through the CTFd challenge platform, so all you need is a connection to the Internet and […]
  • DC443 Presents – WSC CTF Practice
    DATE: 20APR2018 TIME: 1900-2100 TOPIC: DC443 Presents: WSC CTF Practice SUMMARY: For our April CTF practice session, we will be working through the live MITRE STEM CTF: Cyber Challenge 2018. This CTF is designed for students but is also open to professionals, and it is likely we will have a mix of both. If you […]
  • DC443 Presents – WSC CTF Practice
    DATE: 09MAR2018 TIME: 1900-2100 TOPIC: DFG Presents: WSC CTF Practice SUMMARY: Interested in cyber competitions but don’t know where to start? Or have you tried one or two or ten and want more practice? In this hands-on-keys session we will explore different types of competitions, from capture-the-flag to offense/defense and everything in between and take […]
  • Introducing Defcon Group: DC443
    This Friday on February 9th we’ll be hosting our first DC443 Meetup. What is it? An evolution of the OSCP study group. It’s our goal to learn hands-on techniques, generally on the red-team side, as well as strengthening our CTF skills. FORMAT: Casual but hands on. This week I’ll start with a live walkthrough of […]

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