Archive for April, 2024

DC404 Hybrid Meeting – April 20th

Monday, April 15th, 2024 by narknet

Saturday April 20th is your DC404 hybrid meeting


All ages/skill levels welcome. No dues, feel free to bring new friends.

DC404 is experimenting with running hybrid meetings, so like all hacking, we expect issues, but we will improvise, adapt, and overcome.

Our in person meeting is at Manual’s Tavern and our online meeting is via Big Blue Button.

The meeting speaker (when we have one) will be streamed to both the in person and online meetings.


Thomas Breland will be presenting: How to Pass the CISSP (Clickbait)

Whether for school or for professional development, exam preparation is often difficult for the wrong reasons. Studying should not be difficult, learning should not be difficult, and this presentation is about what works, what doesn’t, and why. This is not a typical studies skills class on how to take better notes, read a table of contents, or write an outline; this is how to accomplish more, in less time, with minimal guidance. Incidentally, there may also be a slide about the CISSP exam.

Thomas Breland is a CISSP and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate with a bachelor’s in computer science. He overcame years of educational neglect to become a musician, warrior, scholar, and – perhaps most proudly – a transient DC404 n00b. A former bass player, Combat Engineer, Electronic Warfare Sergeant, Signal Officer, Special Reaction Team member, and software engineer, he likes to spend his free time dabbling in foreign languages, playing guitar, riding motorcycles, snowboarding, and doing crochet; he also occasionally does security-related work.


We will have time after the presentation for people to to share what they are working on. Your project doesn’t have to be complete and slides are not required (like show-n-tell).


The in person meeting and online meeting spaces will open at 13:00 on Saturday so that people will have time to connect and work out any technical issues.

The meeting will start at 14:00.

DC404 meets in person at Manuel’s Tavern in either the First Level room or The Eagle’s Nest. Free parking is behind Manuel’s and across North Highland, next to the laundromat.

Manuel’s Tavern
602 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307


To get to the First Level Room:

From the front entrance on North Highland, immediately turn right, go past the bathrooms to the First Level room.

From the back parking lot entrance, go all the way to the front doors, turn left, go past the bathrooms to the First Level room.


To get to The Eagle’s Nest:

From the front entrance on North Highland, immediately turn left, go all the way to the back, to the room with the big curtains.

From the back parking lot entrance, immediately turn right, go past the bathroom to the curtains on your right which is The Eagle’s Nest.


To attend online use the DC404 Big Blue Button server graciously hosted by DC404 member npcomp.

Big Blue Button is a WebRTC based open source video teleconferencing platform supported by all major browsers, including Chrome, FireFox, Safari, and Safari Mobile. For best results on desktop and laptops, Chrome or Firefox is recommended. For Chromebooks the built-in Chrome browser is recommended.

No registration or email address is required, just enter your preferred handle. To join the meeting from your browser use this link:


We will be running the NetKotH CTF.

If you would like to play along in the CTF follow these instructions ( and hack away with your favorite tools such as Kali Linux, Parrot Linux, or ArchStrike Linux.


More information about NetKotH can be found here:

How To Get Started Hacking


DC404 challenge coins are now available.

Email [email protected] if you are interested.

Coins are $5 each and shipping is available.

DC404 Challenge Coin

Atlanta Locksport will be meeting conjointly with DC404 and is the official sponsor of our lock pick village.

To find out more about Atlanta Locksport visit their web site at

You can sign up for the Atlanta Locksport email list and discord channel at


Where to find DC404 on the web:

Our Home page:


DC404 Atlanta Cybersecurity Engineers Discord Server Channel


Discord Invite Code:


Sign up for the chat/discussion email list – it’s low traffic, keeps you in the loop, and enables you to communicate with the other DC404 folks:


IRC Channel: #DC404

Web IRC:


Our calendar: