Rochester 2600

Rochester's longest running hacking and information security meetup group. A community of locals interested in discussing security, sharing knowledge, and enjoying technology.

Latest meeting updates


Look below for the latest information on meetings. Click on the meeting to see the list of presentations.


Meeting 02/01/2024 Yolo Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

At the upcoming Rochester 2600 meeting, prepare to embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary boundaries of hacking, cybersecurity, and technology. The event will commence with an exploration of the latest trends in network security, sure to spiral into an animated debate about the ethics of digital exploration. But hold onto your seats, as we will soon plunge into a bizarre and fantastical realm. Envision a neon-lit cyberspace where digital avatars glide over cascading streams of code, maneuvering through a maze of quantum encrypted firewalls like surfers on a sea of shimmering light. In this surreal landscape, a giant rubber duck, donning a top hat and monocle, emerges as the whimsical mascot of cybersecurity. Communicating in binary quacks, it dispenses advice in the form of enigmatic riddles, symbolizing the chaotic elegance of the digital world. Here, logic dances with the absurd, weaving a rich tapestry of experiences that are as profoundly insightful as they are delightfully nonsensical. The Rochester 2600 meeting promises not just a session of technical enlightenment but an extraordinary adventure into the most wildly imaginative depths of the cyber universe.

Talks this month:

  • This month in infosec
  • Lies in Infosec: Vuln Management

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Meeting 01/05/2024 January Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Welp. Time for another meeting. Come on down this month and see a time for awkward lack of eye contact as we chat about our feelings during which time we check out which melts faster between cloud and mobile . This will be done via presentations below:

This month in infosec

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Meeting 12/01/2023 christmas Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Rochester 2600: Unveiling the Mysteries of Information Security

Calling all information security enthusiasts, hackers, and tech aficionados! Rochester 2600, a group dedicated to exploring the intricacies of information security, is gearing up for an exciting event that will delve into the depths of this ever-evolving field. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of codes, protocols, and vulnerabilities as we unravel the mysteries that lie at the heart of cybersecurity.

This month’s gathering will feature two exclusive presentations that will shed light on cutting-edge security techniques and uncover the latest threats that are lurking in the digital shadows. We’ll embark on a journey into the realm of penetration testing, where we’ll discover how ethical hackers employ sophisticated tools and methods to identify and exploit weaknesses in systems.

In addition to these captivating presentations, Rochester 2600 will also host its signature open forum, where attendees can engage in lively discussions, share their knowledge, and network with fellow security experts. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious newcomer, this event promises to be an enriching experience that will challenge your perceptions and expand your understanding of the ever-shifting landscape of information security.

Disclaimer: All blog text is automatically generated by the 2600 bot of doom. The presentations are real but otherwise we do not really know what will be produced. All complaints should be directed at the bot.

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Our Attendees

Rochester 2600 hosts information security professionals, IT and operations teams, hackers, nerds, lawyers, law enforcement, activists, and anyone that's interested in learning about security. It's a place to meetup and share information, ideas, and technical information witha group. Attend a meeting to learn about information security from professionals and amateurs alike.

What is 2600?

2600 is a reference to 2600: Hacker Quarterly. A periodical that's been around since the 80's. We host our meetings on the first Friday of every month because that's when all 2600 meetings should be hosted. We don't have any official relationship with the org, it's just a platform to gather around.


What to expect

If you've never attended a meeting, we are generally loosely organized. We present on the latest security news of the month and usually follow it with at least one presentations from one of our attendees. Expect to laugh and interact with the rest of the group. Bring a laptop if you wish but it's usually unnecessary.

Every time I come here I learn something new I should be concerned about.




I thought "hackers" were trolls on 4chan but I realized that they're mostly professionals that are eager to learn and share knowledge.



Former RIT Student

I attended these meetings so that I could learn how to trade body parts on the "dark web". They didn't help me at all but I still learned something.


Brian Backpack

Drug Dealer

The monthly news review is useful but also very depressing when you can't tell if the headlines are from 2020 or 2005.




Ways to stay involved

Getting Involved

If you're interested in finding out more, consider RSVP'ing to a meeting so we know how many people might show up. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. Hangout with some of us in the #security channel of RocDev.

RSVP to Meetings

Let us know if you're coming so we can leave the light on for you. is our our primary place where we let you know about the latest meeting location and times.

Latest Announcements

Follow us on Twitter for updates on latest meetings, new locations, or parking suggestions. If there's a sudden change, we'll announce it here. We also share information about our partner projects.

Chat With The Community

Join us on and the western new york hacker community in the Infosec 716 Discord server in the link below:

Give a Talk

Talks are anything security, hacker, or technology related. We've had anything from how to setup a web proxy to quantum physics. It's a great way to share with the group what you're interested in. If you aren't sure what to talk about, check out our ABC's of infosec spreadsheet.