December Meetup: Surveillance Self-Defense Workshop

Learn how to protect your privacy and defend your digital communications from government and corporate surveillance. This is a hands-on interactive workshop, so bring your phone and laptop!

We’ll start with a short presentation introducing threat modeling, encryption, and the current array of free and open-source tools recommended by EFF. Then we’ll break up into small groups to install these tools together and discuss related topics in depth.

(Do you already feel confident using PGP, OTR, Tor, Bitcoin, password managers, and/or other dimensions of digital security? We’d love your help sharing these skills as a facilitator! Please email me if you’re interested.)

Time: Monday, December 15, 7pm-9pm
Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601, Austin, TX

Enjoy free pizza and drinks, sponsored by ACLU of Texas.

Validated parking is available in the Omni garage. Details:
http://capitalfactory.com/about/parking/

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November Meetup Recap — Security and Privacy on the Internet of Things

Last Monday we welcomed three speakers from the Austin area to present on emerging security and privacy issues particular to the Internet of Things. You can watch the entire meetup here.

You can view and download the presented slideshows here:

 

November Meetup: Security and Privacy on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things continues to grow all around us. What challenges for security, privacy, and digital rights do IoT systems present? (Updated) Michael Hathaway and Diane Bernard will co-present a detailed introduction to IoT, including their current projects in the space and vision of its future. Following this, Veteran security researcher Todd Manning will present on IoT security across the corporate, public, and private sectors and how privacy might change as IoT matures. We’ll wrap up with a Q&A and open discussion.

Time: Monday, November 17, 7pm-9pm
Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601, Austin, TX
Speakers:

Free pizza and drinks will be provided. Donations welcome!

Validated parking is available in the Omni garage. Details:
http://capitalfactory.com/about/parking/

If you can’t make it in person, a live stream will be up during the event:
http://capitalfactory.lifesize.com/videos/livestreams/page1/
http://youtu.be/OiLpe3–ZB8

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