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 its members.

The Knoxville Chapter

DC865 is a place for hackers, sysadmins, developers, and students to meet, create, and learn. We understand that each meeting needs to be new and exciting. We make sure that everyone knows what the category will be prior to each meeting. This will give you an opportunity to prepare for the meeting, or to skip if you don’t like the subject. If you would like to contribute to any of our Presentations, Workshops, or CTF setups please let us know.

What do we do?

We meet at least once a month to discuss various topics in our respective fields of interest. Everyone has a different skillset, and DC865 wants to bring those people together to share and grow. Some of our members belong to other organizations or are new to the community. What ever your background may be, our goal is for you to take away something new each meeting.




Speaker: Joe Gray
Category: DFIR 2 or 4
Location: The Casual Pint
Sponsor: Adv. Persistent Sec.



Category: LAN Party!
Location: The IT Co.



Category: DFIR 1 or 4
Speaker: Mike Sproat
Location: The IT Co.



Category: Drinking
Location: Casual Pint