Def Con 919 Presents – January Meeting – Tabletop Exercises

Tabletop Exercises

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020, 4:00 PM

1 Ethical Hackers Attending

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ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a “hacker” to attend.

Tabletop exercises are designed to help players consider different risk scenarios and prep for security events or incidents. Styled similar to fantasy tabletop games like Dugeons & Dragons, the infosec tabletops gamify the process and allow players to think outside their normal roles and see how a team interacts to accomplish security.

These games are a great building block to discussions about more technical topics. While this month is more theory and discussion, later months will feature technical concepts discussed during the scenarios.

Beginners looking to get into security who don’t have experience or an idea of where to start will get a lot out of seeing the multiple different scenarios that security professionals have to work with.

Intermediate users will have a chance to think about different aspects of security they might not have encountered before.

Advanced players will mentor by helping to run the scenarios and offer advice if a team gets stuck.

If you have a copy of Backdoors & Breaches, Cubicles & Compromises, or any other infosec tabletop game, please bring it.
We’re also looking for a few volunteer DMs for a round or two.

To get the most out of this session:

  • Bring a deck of cards or an infosec tabletop game.
  • Read up on how tabletops work.
  • Reach out to us through Meetup, Twitter, or Slack for help before the meeting if you have any questions.
  • Share the experience, invite friends and coworkers!

Sunday, January 12, 4:00 PM


• 04:00PM Intro and Announcements
• 04:10 PM Topic
• 06:00 PM Open Discussion at Raleigh Times Bar

Pendo on 4th Floor of the Wells Fargo Building