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 2022, our first national convention, featured notable figures and villages from the hacker community. Learn more about it here.
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.
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.
National Service Panel
Beginning in 2020, the MCPA has organized the National Service Panel at DEF CON to provide insights about unique opportunities and challenges associated with working in the government. Learn more about it here.
Beginning in 2022, we started providing MCPA patches to members and friends to compliment their "badge life" experience at Cons. Seen below, Jay Healey of the MCPA Board of Advisors, wearing his MCPA patch.