NC's original hacker con. Founded in 2005 and still going strong. Now located in the Charlotte area
Oak City Locksport
Lockpicking is fun! Started as a TOOOL Chapter, then became it's own thing. If you've picked locks at a local con in the RDU area, chances are it was probably with them.
Defcon Group in the RDU area that was founded a decade ago, died out and was re-founded a while back.They do awesome trainings and talks during their monthly meetings
Charlotte Locksport Group
Another locksport group, located on the Charlotte end of the state. If you've picked locks at a con in Charlotte or South Carolina or the surrounding areas, it was probably with them. Their events are always used to raise money for charity.
The new kid on the block. This con started up in Chapel Hill in 2019, after CarolinaCon relocated to Charlotte.
RTP Security + Beers
Do you like security? Do you like beer? Then this is the group for you. They meet up, drink beer and talk about security. What more could you ask for?
Security BSides conference in the RDU area. Formerly BSidesRaleigh. Always a good time.
Security BSides conference in the Charlotte Area. They were on hiatus but are back as of 2019.