Ready to be inspired? Come to our weekly meetings where we present and discuss the present and future
of technology. With topics focusing on cyber security, networking, system administration, and
automation, we have inspiring and innovative talks and discussions that that push the boundaries of
our understanding. Learn and discuss from peers and industry leaders topics like Car Hacking, System
Defense, and many other areas. Find out more here!
Whether you're learning the basics of Linux, or recovering artifacts from network forensics, or
perhaps just want to relax and game, we provide you basic, and advanced, training, workshops, and
activities that will help you not only get an edge in security but build friendships that last far
beyond Cal Poly. Find out more here!
Ready to take your skills to the next level? There is no better way to learn than focusing on
challenges that put you up against the best in the field. Apply your skills building defensive
networks, or be offensive and attaack them. It's up to you, come have fun and learn!
If you like learning new topics, solving problems, breaking things, being with fellow hackers, you
definitely want to get involved. Our membership provides you with resources to upgrade your college
experience, and your professional outlook. Be a part of one of the only student organized DefCon
groups in the western US. Join SWIFT today! Find out more here!
What alumni are saying about SWIFT
SWIFT was a great community, and I enjoyed the passion that
everyone had to learning. SWIFT landed me my first job working at Northrop Grumman. I was
building high performance computing clusters with Linux, and I was one of the only interns
who had ever seen a bash prompt before. My Unix and code background that I got from SWIFT
continues to help to this day with my engineering job.
Northrop Grumman, Antenna Engineer
I joined SWIFT to learn more about the field I wanted to go into. I enjoyed the community
and constant flow of new knowledge that even gave me benefit in my classes. SWIFT helped me
in my career ... it's one of the best clubs I've ever joined and I accredit it to much of my
InfoSec Intern @ SpaceX
School was fine but I knew that classes weren't everything so I joined some friends in SWIFT
and through it found a world of experience I couldn't have gotten anywhere else and lasting
friendships. I owe SWIFT a debt for all of my success and can't speak highly enough of it.
I joined SWIFT so I could meet like-minded people who had an interest in computers and make
friends. I attribute a large part of my success to the club because being around other
motivated people ... can be incredibly rewarding and encouraging.
Principal Software Security Consultant
SWIFT helped me find exciting projects and competitions to get involved in and be surrounded
by peers that I could work with and learn from. SWIFT turned out to be integral to my
college experience since it motivated me to learn the technical topics I needed to succeed
in my career while providing me with an awesome group of friends.
Incident Response / Forensics Analyst
SWIFT helped me in my career by introducing, teaching, and giving me hands on experience
with topics related to information security. SWIFT also allowed me to meet alumni who would
give advice and guidance on topics to study related to my information security interests.
Associate Consultant, Optiv Security - Attack and Pen
Involvement in SWIFT gave me the skills and relationships to get a head start in my career.
Without SWIFT and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, I wouldn't be where I am today. The
Advanced Linux Systems Administration Seminars were always a great opportunity to learn and
share Linux with other students.
Senior Network Engineer, NIC Partners Inc.
Network, Network, Network and go to Fragnite. Go to SWIFT meetings and make friends. I
learned a lot from the SWIFT meetings and by hanging out with the SWIFT Club.
If I had not been in SWIFT and participated in CCDC I would not have the job that I have
today. SWIFT and CCDC were instrumental in helping me learn skills that I now use every day
at work. That's why I look to SWIFT when I'm looking for new junior engineers.
Lead Security Engineer / Super Secret Place INC
SWIFT was a great way to meet fellow nerds. People who shared my interests and could push me
to learn even more. People who became my good friends and colleagues. My membership in SWIFT
got me involved in the Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition (CCDC) which directly led to my
job upon graduation.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be working for Cisco, but though the
experiences and people that I met in SWIFT helped me get to where I am today. Join SWIFT,
get involved, go to meetings/events/workshops, join CCDC, and network. You will not regret
TAC, Cisco Systems
I joined SWIFT because I wanted to learn more about my field while interacting with people
that are doing the same things as me. Some of the most enjoyable events were Linux
Installfest, CCDC, and Fragnite. SWIFT gave me multiple ways to meet and learn from people
in the industry.
SWIFT and CCDC helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed outside of school, with
skills I never would have gotten inside my major. I found a group of individuals with
similar interests that I could discuss challenges I was running into, and who helped me
learn with the challenges they had.
Bank of America, Information Security Specialist
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DefCon 24 Conference
2016-08-05 to 2016-08-08