Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. Governments and companies don't want to respect that so we become active ourselves.

What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop and smartphone.

Next Cryptoparty

Quick Info

With generous support from Open Knowledge Finland, a group of volunteers is hosting a CryptoParty to teach everyone how to manage their digital privacy with best practices.

Date: 2017-05-19, 14.00-18.00

Location: Rikhardinkatu library, meeting room (Rikhardinkatu 3, 00130 Helsinki)

What to bring: Smartphone, laptop, chargers, extension cord

The space is limited and to make the party run smoothly, we can only host 25 visitors. Be on time, first come first served.


We follow the Chatham House Rule during the CryptoParty to keep the participants anonymous; Feel free to share what was discussed at the event, but do not attribute what was said to any participant. Recording the event in any way is prohibited.


Intro Speech:

  • What's happening
  • Why you should care

Introductions and workshops for secure use of following tools:

End-to-end encrypted messaging:

Anonymous browsing:

Anonymous file sharing:

Storing passwords in password manager

Additional resources


Medium Link
Email thures1[at]
Email oottela[at]

Past Cryptoparties

Helsinki Cryptoparty

Friday 19th February 2016, 17.00 Open Knowledge Finland Caloniuksenkatu 9D 64 00100 Helsinki


A Cryptoparty aimed at helping those who wish to protect their privacy online, and learn more about how and why to do so. All levels of experience and abilities are warmly welcomed.

The event will have a brief introduction talk, but most of it will be focused on open discussions in groups and hands-on experience. The groups will allow everyone to find the best discussion topics in relation to their interests and background.

In general we will talk about encryption, tools to use and it's importance and benefits. We want most of all to create a dialogue on the topic between people from different fields.


It's a PARTY! There is a BYOB rule (bring your own bottle/drinks) and a SAUNA booked for us, so bring your towel!


  • Elisa, Gökcen, Mercedes, Régis, Soujanyaa, Siying (current organisers)
  • Molly, Suse, Régis (pioneers of the past)


Calm you shall keep and crypto on you must. #Cryptoparty

We are Aalto University MediaLab students and feel somehow the responsibility and honor of bringing forward these events, keeping the Cryptoparty active in Helsinki.