Spring Workshop: Introduction to Digital Privacy with Guest Speaker Jennifer Granick

Are you new to cybersecurity? Interested in learning how to protect your digital privacy? This workshop will explore some basic security concepts that are relevant to activism, business, and finance.
  • When May 11, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
  • Where Old Union 200
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We will open with guest speaker Jennifer Granick, then break into stations discussing a range of policy and technical topics.  Food will be served!
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Stisa Granick
Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society
Granick practices, speaks, and has published books about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment.  She has received the the 2016 Duo Security's Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise and her guidance for young women in the security industry.
Breakout Sessions:
Curious about the phishing email that went around last week? Want to learn how to keep yourself safe? We can help you out!

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Secure Communication
We will demonstrate how to secure your communications and accounts using encryption and two-factor authentication. Tools such as GPGmail (https://gpgtools.org/) and Signal let you encrypt your emails and messages so that they cannot be read in-flight, ensuring that your conversations remain private between you and the recipient. We'll also talk about how to add additional security measures to your online accounts to protect against your accounts being hijacked.
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Disk Encryption
What is encryption and what does it protect you from? Almost every device today has some support for full-disk encryption. Learning how to set up and use disk encryption is essential to ensuring your privacy and security from both individuals and powerful governments, and everything in between.
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Digital Finance and Cryptocurrency
What trust do we place in financial institutions and how are our electronic transactions protected? Learn about the basic security and privacy risks of finance and how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin address these issues.
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