Alpha Defense is a community-driven organization, and stresses teaching the importance of security mindfulness while architecting projects and applications.

If you are interested in helping Alpha Defense promote security mindfulness, awareness, and involvement through vulnerability research, community events, presentations, classes, or meetups, feel free to reach out to us.

It’s critical, now more than ever, for students, technology enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs to be versed in STEM. Science, technology, engineering, and math have become the keystone of modern, in-person workplace and work-from-home infrastructure, and learning STEM concepts early in life plays a vital role in preparing for the workforce.

But building a technology learning lab at home is both daunting, and a bit of a Catch-22 — hands-on experience is required to build a learning lab that’s meant to teach hands-on experience. Not only that, but the lab planning and build process can be especially time-consuming and costly if inefficient or extraneous components are chosen from the beginning.

Years ago, engineers, hackers, and technology enthusiasts solved this problem by banding together, and formed underground hacker collectives. Roommates would pool their sweat and monetary equity to share infrastructure, electrical, and internet service costs.

This not only gave members access to advanced technologies that they couldn’t afford on their own, but each member also played a critical role, as part of a larger shared knowledge base of expertise.

Today, there are now hundreds of “hacker spaces” and “maker spaces” in the United States. These vary from loose collectives of roommates to LLCs, corporations, and 501(c)(3) non-profits.

One of Alpha Defense’s goals is to help promote security mindfulness through these organizations.