12th September 2015 (Journalists - Session #2) - Saturday at Broken Cipher PenTest Systems Office

Info

  • Location: Broken Cipher PenTest Systems Office, 39 St , Khartoum 2, Khartoum
  • Time: 1:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M and could be extended if the time was not enough to cover it all!
  • Date: September 12th 2015

What is CryptoParty

Cryptoparty is a grassroots movement to educate people about how to communicate privately and securely. There will be moderated discussion and Q & A as well as guidance setting up basic cryptography tools (e.g. OTR for secure instant messaging), bring your laptop and/or smartphone! Cryptoparties are open to the public and free to attend. But this one is Private and Closed (Journalist only) :-(.

This time it is different. We are targeting journalists and media people, enlightening them about the less-technical ways possible to ensure a more private online life.

Why a Journalist Session

In the course of reporting, you use technical tools all the time—a laptop on which to write articles and do online research; mobile devices to make calls and send email; cameras for photography; and recorders for interviews. These may be combined into one device which does many tasks. These devices contain a wealth of information necessary to your reporting.

This section is about secure use of these tools. This means protecting your information: ensuring you do not lose materials crucial to a story, and keeping confidential information private. It also means ensuring that these tools work when you need them—even if someone is trying to interrupt their use.

If you are working in the field, digital files might be the most precious items you carry. Losing notes or materials like photos and videos can derail a story. Letting your contacts list or itinerary fall into the wrong hands can put you or a source at risk. Allowing your tools to be confiscated, destroyed, or interrupted can prevent you from pursuing a story at all.

Digital attacks on journalists continue to increase in both quantity and sophistication. In China, foreign correspondents have seen their personal computers infected with surveillance software that was concealed as attachments to carefully fabricated emails. Authorities in countries from Ethiopia to Colombia have accessed reporters’ telephone, email, and text conversations. Government players are not the only ones who use digital surveillance and sabotage; large criminal organizations increasingly exploit high-tech opportunities. Opportunistic or “patriotic” computer criminals also target journalists working with valuable or controversial data.

In the end, good information security is rarely about fending off sophisticated attacks and Hollywood-style hackers. It’s about understanding what you have to protect and the motives and capabilities of those who might want to disrupt your work, then developing consistent habits based on those assessments.

Session 2 Topics

  • Encrypted calling with Signal/RedPhone
  • Cell Phone security with CMSecurity/Bitdefender anti-theft/KeePass
  • Encrypted text messaging with OTR (TextSecure/Signal)
  • Encrypted instant messaging with Telegram, Surespot
  • Mobile anonymity with Orbot + Orweb
  • Email encryption with PGP

What to bring?

  • Your laptop and/or mobile device
  • Your curiosity in learning.
  • Bring food/drink to share if you'd like LOL.

Catch us on

Twitter: @CryptoKRT



9th September 2015 (Journalists - Session #1) - Wednesday at Broken Cipher PenTest Systems Office

Info

  • Location: Broken Cipher PenTest Systems Office, 39 St , Khartoum 2, Khartoum
  • Time: 2:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M and could be extended if the time was nt enough to cover it all!
  • Date: September 9th 2015

What is CryptoParty

Cryptoparty is a grassroots movement to educate people about how to communicate privately and securely. There will be moderated discussion and Q & A as well as guidance setting up basic cryptography tools (e.g. OTR for secure instant messaging), bring your laptop and/or smartphone! Cryptoparties are open to the public and free to attend. But this one is Private and Closed (Journalist only) :-(.

This time it is different. We are targeting journalists and media people, enlightening them about the less-technical ways possible to ensure a more private online life.

Session # 1 Topics

  • Encrypted instant messaging with Telegram

What to bring?

  • Your laptop and/or mobile device
  • Your curiosity in learning.
  • Bring food/drink to share if you'd like LOL.

Catch us on

Twitter: @CryptoKRT


15th May 2015 - Friday at Broken Cipher PenTest Systems Office

Info

  • Location: Broken Cipher PenTest Systems Office, 39 St , Khartoum 2, Khartoum
  • Time: 5:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M or to when all the organizers get tired and make everyone leave :-P
  • Date: May 15th 2015

What is CryptoParty

Cryptoparty is a grassroots movement to educate people about how to communicate privately and securely. There will be moderated discussion and Q & A as well as guidance setting up basic cryptography tools (e.g. OTR for secure instant messaging), bring your laptop and/or smartphone! Cryptoparties are open to the public and free to attend. But this one is Private and Closed :-(.

Topics

  • Encrypted calling with Signal/RedPhone
  • Cell Phone security with CMSecurity/Bitdefender anti-theft/KeePass
  • Encrypted text messaging with OTR (TextSecure/Signal)
  • Encrypted instant messaging with Telegram

What to bring?

  • Your laptop and/or mobile device
  • Your curiosity in learning.
  • Bring food/drink to share if you'd like LOL.

Catch us on

Twitter: @CryptoKRT


5th May 2015 - Tuesday the First Cryptoparty: Sudanese will throw it like there is no tomorrow

Info

  • Location: International Conferences Hall, Al Zaiem Al Azhari University, Bahry, Khartoum
  • Time: 11:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M or to when all the organizers get tired and make everyone leave :-P
  • Date: May 5th 2015

What is CryptoParty

Cryptoparty is a grassroots movement to educate people about how to communicate privately and securely. There will be moderated discussion and Q & A as well as guidance setting up basic cryptography tools (e.g. OTR for secure instant messaging), bring your laptop and/or smartphone! Cryptoparties are open to the public and free to attend.

Topics

  • Encrypted calling with Signal/RedPhone
  • Cell Phone security with CMSecurity/Bitdefender anti-theft/KeePass
  • Encrypted text messaging with OTR (TextSecure/Signal)
  • Encrypted instant messaging with Telegram

What to bring?

  • Your laptop and/or mobile device
  • Your curiosity in learning.