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Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

CodeMash CryptoParty

Presented by: Dusty Burwell
Time: Wednesday, Jan. 09, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Some people like to say that seeking encryption, security, and privacy only shows that you have something to hide. This is a snide remark, uttered only by folks who historically partake in great privilege. Those who have never once found themselves considered the “other”. To the contrary, we are all considerably more secure in our affairs, not just from the threat of oppressive, authoritarian governments, but from criminals, oppressive employers and partners, with proper application of strong encryption and privacy tools. CryptoParty is a global, decentralized movement to inform folks about general security and privacy practices. These sorts of practices are generally applicable and valuable to folks looking to protect themselves from invasive mass surveillance and hackers. Beyond general privacy, and with current events what they are, there are a lot of folks looking to organize, protest, and participate in acts of resistance. Here, we'll learn these encryption and privacy basics along with how and when to apply them. Come with your devices ready to install some tools and practice online privacy.

Room: Aloeswood / Leopard WoodTags: SecurityLevel: Introductory and overview