Dress Like a Pro
How Hackers, Hacktivists, Security Researchers, Pentesters, System Administrators, and Cybersecurity Pros have Influenced Cyberpunk Fashion
While it’s difficult to find a precise definition of Cyberpunk fashion, most people tend to agree it should envoke the cyberpunk philosophy of “High Tech, Low Life”. The two elements at play here is this need for a techy or futuristic component and a casual or comfortable delivery.
Hackers and Cybersecurity Pros don’t tend to be known for their sense of fashion, but fashion does still play a prominent role in any mass gatherings of people at events such as the largest underground hacking conference, DEFCON. When we go to these events and conferences we like to signal who we are, even unconsciously, by wearing clothes that tell this story.