NetSec Focus Guidelines

Hello All,

First and foremost, NSF is a community meant for Cybersecurity / IT professionals to share knowledge and experiences. To facilitate this effort, there are certain chat channels that are meant for professional discussion only. And others that have less moderation in which users are free to speak their minds.

Channel Guidelines

In the following channels: please refrain from posting memes, inappropriate content, trolling, excess banter, etc.
Rule of thumb: If it isn't appropriate for the workplace, don't post it.

  • #assembly - Reverse engineering, malware, shellcoding and exploit development
  • #ctf - CTFs, Vulnhub, Boot2root, etc
  • #defense - DFIR and security architecture
  • #dev - Programming, development, and scripting
  • #education - Anything relating to certifications, degrees, and training
  • #events - Plan meetups, talk about events and conferences.
  • #general - General technology talk (stuff without a dedicated channel)
  • #hardware - Physical Hardware, servers, switches, laptops, desktops, etc
  • #jobs - Discussion of career development, and job postings (recruiters allowed)
  • #linux - Everything *nix
  • #news - Bots that spam news articles, tech news only.
  • #pentest - Offensive security, pentesting, redteam, and social engineering
  • #windows - Everything Windows

On the other hand, the channels below are considered more casual and unmoderated. People are free to speak as they wish here as long as they do not violate the General Rules. We're a big believer in free speech, so please respect everyone's right to express themselves. Note: These are not default channels.

  • #entertainment - Music, movies, tv shows, video games, and more
  • #offtopic - Anything goes
  • #politics - The only place for political discussion
  • #sysadmin - Sysadmin workplace musings
General Rules
  1. Keep all discussions in their correct channels.
  • Do not post content that is pornographic or graphic in nature.
  • Do not directly link to any "pirated" materials.
  • Do not spam any channel for any reason.
  • Do not make political comments in channels besides #politics.
  • Do not use this slack channel as a platform for any illegal operations.
  • Do not post malicious links or content with the intention of infecting others.
  • Please Do not beg for donations / money.

Last but not least, please try to be kind and considerate to each other - remember that we are trying to build a productive and collaborative community, let’s all learn something together.

Certification Study Rules
  1. Do not break any rules belonging to the certification's vendor.
  • Do not post any "braindump" and cheating materials.
  • For #oscp/#osce:
    • Do not give or ask for spoilers.
    • Type !oscprules in #oscp for full rule listing.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact one of the moderators listed below: