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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

Meetings

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

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Meeting 11/05/2021 Chrome 0day Edition

Location: Glocal Cybersecurity Institute

Join us this month for a speed round about money and its negative affect on the economy and talk about a somber discussion of Thomas and hungry 8th graders . Ok. J/K, here are the talks:

  • Monthly news
  • Github Signing is a Lie

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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Meeting 10/01/2021 Ear Mask Edition

Location: RIT Cyber Institute

Welp. Time for another meeting. Come on down this month and see a existential look at meth while we watch implications of nostril hair on Thomas and cell towers . Well here it is:

  • Forrest - What Happened at Defcon?
  • all - this month in security

NOTE: THIS VENUE REQUIRES A MASK DURING THE MEETING. PLEASE BRING A MASK

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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Meeting 09/03/2021 Milk Crate Edition

Location: RIT Cyber Institute

NOTE: THIS VENUE REQUIRES THAT YOU WEAR A MASK WHILE ATTENDING. PLEASE COME PREPARED.

It’s the First Friday of the month. You know what that means. It’s a 2600 meeting! This month is a speed round about pride and prejudice while we sip our drinks and look at a risk analysis of Brian and Bitcoin . These are actually the talks we have scheduled:

  • This Month in Security
  • The TIP of the Stinger: Efficiently Using Threat Intelligence with TheHive - Matthew Gracie

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.

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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.

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Aleks

Lawyer

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

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Tyler

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.

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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.

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Mark

Pentester

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. Meetup.com 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.