Celebrating DEF CON 31 Years!
August 10-13, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV

Hours of Operation During DEF CON 31:
Friday: 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00

The Red Team Village will announce the location of the village and CTF as soon as DEF CON assigns spaces to everyone.

The Red Team Village is focused on training the art of critical thinking, collaboration, and strategy in offensive security. The RTV brings together information security professionals to share new tactics and techniques in offensive security. Attendees may spend all three days engaged in introductory workshops or challenge themselves in an immersive Capture the Flag competition to put their newly obtained skills to the test.


Thank you to the Red Team Village Sponsors!



Optiv works alongside clients to manage cyber risk and equip them with perspectives and programs to accelerate business progress. At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.

Bishop Fox

Bishop Fox is a team of developers, engineers, and exploit writers behind some of the most popular offensive security tools out there – and the researchers behind some of the most creative discoveries. 


SpecterOps aspires to set the cadence for the rest of the security assessment industry. We provide technical assessment program development, independent testing, operational assessment support, and premier training in Adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.

BC Security

Founded in 2018, BC Security seeks to provide customers with unparalleled value. We provide cybersecurity assessments and training across a broad range of disciplines with technical expertise and a strong understanding of compliance regulations and risk mitigations that are essential to conducting business in today’s world.


Hadrian is modernizing offensive security practices with automation, making them faster and more scalable. Equipped with the hacker’s perspective, companies can now know what their critical risks are.

Offensive Security

Offensive Security’s courses offer the most rigorous penetration testing training in the industry. An OffSec certification is a clear sign of a skilled and experienced penetration tester.


Kovert specializes in security testing, whether it is web applications, networking, social engineering, hardware or physical testing. We aim to deliver high quality tests and detect vulnerabilities in our customers before the crooks do so.


Secureworks is 100% focused on cybersecurity. In fact, it’s all we do. For nearly two decades, we’ve committed to fighting the adversaries in all their forms and ensuring that organizations like yours are protected.


HackerOne is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform that connects businesses with penetration testers and cybersecurity researchers.


ngrok is the programmable network edge that adds connectivity, security, and observability to your apps with no code changes. ngrok builds your network defined edge: bring auth, resiliency, and policy to any web service.


Hak5 is an industry leading hacker tools & award winning hacking shows for red teams, pentesters, cyber security students and IT professionals.

no starch press

No Starch Press is an American publishing company, specializing in technical literature often geared towards the geek, hacker, and DIY subcultures

Sektor 7 institute

SEKTOR7 is a small information security research company based in Poland, EU, focusing on developing new and refined offensive techniques and technologies.

Zero Point Security

Zero Point Security's mission is to make Red Teaming knowledge and skillsets more accessible and affordable by providing high-quality training materials and lab environments in a scalable, online format - therefore enabling businesses and industries to improve their cyber defence capabilities and adversarial resilience.

Stage 2 Security

S2 eliminates risks of separate red and blue-teams by creating continuously optimized cybersecurity for the modern, constant-threat landscape.


The Red Team Field Manual (RTFM) is a no fluff, but thorough reference guide for serious Red Team members who routinely find themselves on a mission without Google or the time to scan through a man page. The RTFM contains the basic syntax for commonly used Linux and Windows command line tools, but it also encapsulates unique use cases for powerful tools such as Python and Windows PowerShell. The RTFM will repeatedly save you time looking up the hard to remember Windows nuances such as Windows wmic and dsquery command line tools, key registry values, scheduled tasks syntax, startup locations and Windows scripting. More importantly, it should teach you some new red team techniques.

Try Hack Me

TryHackMe is a free online platform for learning cyber security, using hands-on exercises and labs, all through your browser!


The SANS Institute is a private U.S. for-profit company founded in 1989 that specializes in information security, cybersecurity training, and selling certificates. Topics available for training include cyber and network defenses, penetration testing, incident response, digital forensics, and auditing.


HackerBoxes is the original monthly subscription box for Maker Hobbyist DIY Electronics and Computer Technology.


Point3 Security, Inc. is a premier information security organization that provides the industry with the talent screening and analytical tools to enhance its workforce. Recognizing the industry’s increasingly complex and ever-changing threats, Point3 Security, Inc. provides game-based challenges that identify and cultivate cybersecurity talent for professional organizations.

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