Hacker Community

The Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) maintains robust relationships across the hacker community. Some of those relationships are highlighted below.

DEF CON Arcade Party

The MCPA hosts this epic party for the DEF CON community to have a great time while learning about technology (such as classic arcade games). Learn more about it here.

HammerCon

HammerCon 2022, our first national convention, featured notable figures and villages from the hacker community. Learn more about it here.

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Lockdown Lunch and Learn

In response to the global pandemic, the MCPA hosted a highly interactive virtual gathering for its members each week, featuring talks by experts (including those from the hacker community) for 100 straight weeks. Learn more about it here.

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Above: banners from select weekly 3L sessions.

The Order of Thor Medal

The MCPA has recognized a number of hackers for their special contributions to the military cyber community by inducting them into the Order of Thor. Learn more about it here.

Greg Conti (left) with Sarah Zatko and Mudge Zatko
Brad Rhodes (left) with Chris Roberts

National Service Panel

Beginning in 2020, the MCPA has organized the DEF CON National Service Panel to provide insights about unique opportunities and challenges associated with working in the government. Learn more about it here.