CryptoParty NYC in ASU in DC, Saturday February 25th, 2017 3PM - 7PM.
CryptoParty NYC is joining forces with local privacy advocates in Washington to showcase a series of informative presentations on privacy, surveillance and some hands-on training with digital privacy and encryption technology such as Signal, Tor, and more. Stop by between 3PM (after brunch!) and 7PM (before dinner) and get your cybersecuirty questions answered by variety of security practitioners and others
HacDC Cryptoparty, Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am-4pm. www.hacdc.org
Morning Session: It's 2017 and cybersecurity affects our society daily. Come by HacDC for a layperson's introduction to cybersecurity and gain some insight to the problems and solutions behind recent headline-grabbing hacks.
We will introduce concepts and terminology of computer security, common scams, how to improve your security, how encryption works and how it's already helping to keep you safe on the web. We'll also introduce applications for secure private messaging and anonymous web browsing.
We'll describe phishing and spear-phishing scams, malicious websites and software, software flaws like buffer overflows, SQL injections, man-in-the-middle attacks and DNS poisoning, mitigation techniques and corporate bounty programs. We'll introduce hashing, encryption, digital signatures, certificate authorities, domain names and DNS security. We'll explain end-to-end email encryption with PGP, encrypted messaging using the Signal messaging app and anonymous web browsing using Tor.
Afternoon Session: After the morning's introduction to cybersecurity, join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussions on online privacy, security, US policy, law and other topics. We'll host speakers from Open Technology Fund (Radio Free Asia), Open Technology Institute (New America Foundation), the Mozilla Foundation and more. Stay tuned for updates.