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DC7831

DC7831

A DEFCON group that unites people interested in the study and unusual use of modern technology, often in the scope of information security—that is, everything “hacking” in the broad and positive sense of the word. The community is open to everyone, regardless of knowledge capacity, gender, age, etc.—anyone who wants to learn about new things, help others to progress, and simply communicate with the people of the same culture is welcome

Telegram channel: https://t.me/defcon_nn

Antichat

Antichat

One of the oldest and largest forums dedicated to information security, particularly in web applications. Its history begins in 2001, where its main focus was on programming, web application security, anonymity, SEO, and wireless technologies. Many of the current forum participants are leading experts in the field of information security in Russia, CIS, and around the world

Telegram channel: https://t.me/antichat

spbctf

spbctf

An open and independent CTF player community in St. Petersburg, Russia. It makes free‑to‑join meetups and trainings on competitive hacking, YouTube courses, events, and contests. Seasoned CTF players from LC↯BC, SiBears, PeterPen, Yozik use their decades of experience to talk to school and college students about infosec contests and introduce them to the hacker culture before the ICPC gets to them

Hacker News

Hacker News

A community-generated news feed on information security, hackers, vulnerabilities, and breaches

Codeby

Codeby

A portal that brings together programmers, information security specialists, ethical hackers, and professionals in a wide variety of IT fields. The portal presents its own developments and research in information security, the latest news from the world of IT, reviews on hardware and software

DC37517

DC37517

A Minsk‑based association for amateurs, professionals, and basically anyone interested in information security. It’s all about breaking the breakable and trying to improve security of the non‑breakable

DC7495

DC7495

An open community with the purpose of spreading and exchanging knowledge in the area of information security. In its chat, anyone can ask every question possible (corresponding to the community issue). Also, the community posts news, event previews, and quests in the Telegram channel. Once a month, DC7495 gathers offline meetups so anyone interested could take part in making or listening to a report, or just hang out for some networking and informal communication

VolgaCTF

VolgaCTF

An international cybersecurity contest. The meeting place for active and committed young specialists. The forum’s website is a platform for leading specialists both from Russia and abroad to share their experience with the new generation of cybersecurity professionals. Location: Samara

Telegram channel: https://t.me/volgactf

SYS-ADMIN CHANNEL

SYS-ADMIN CHANNEL

A cognitive Telegram channel focused on news and global articles about information security and information technology. The channel originated from a forum of system administrators, which is turning 12 years this year.

The community consists of system administrators, information security specialists, and developers. The channel’s main goal is to provide assistance in solving any kind of IT problems, as well as to develop and expand IT knowledge/skills.

Administrating with Bukva

Administrating with Bukva

An original content channel in Telegram covering system administration, DevOps, and useful ins and outs of information security

YAH

Mobile AppSec World

OSINT mindset

OSINT mindset

Open-source intelligence as a frame of thinking. A community for enthusiasts of tools research and development

DC7342

DC20e6

Ticketing partner

Timepad

Timepad

Event organisation and e-ticketing.

Timepad helps to organise a successful event of any scale and format — from an international convention to a soccer masterclass. These guys rid you of the headache of making a website, documentation turnover and provide a comprehensive stats about your events, be it applications, attendance and everything in between.