Tomorrow! Data Protection and Communication Security talk and practical session

Hi folks,

We have a great event on tomorrow that we have mentioned a lot in the space but never posted about here on the blog!

091 Labs and NUI Galway Computer Society are hosting Wojtek Bogusz of Front Line, an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. He will be giving a talk in NUI Galway at 3pm and then giving a practical workshop in 091 Labs from 6pm. Details are below! We’d like to thank Pixel Apes for the awesome poster design too!

We certainly hope that you all can make it!

Data protection and communication security:
How to keep your digital information secure


Friday, November 4th 2011

3pm – 4.30pm
The Cube
Aras na Mac Leinn
NUI Galway

Practical Exercises:

6pm – 8pm

091 Labs
Tyrone House
47 Eyre Square

This is a FREE event.

The discussion and talk will cover various areas and topics related to the protection of data and prevention of it’s loss and why this is becoming more and more important around the world.

The session will deliver practical techniques with step-by-step instructions to improve the security of your data. We will examine how to protect your computer from spyware and hackers, protect the sensitive files on your computer and how to destroy sensitive information. The workshop will also give practical advice to help keep your internet communication private and secure. We will investigate how to improve the security of your email and instant messaging, as well as techniques to remain anonymous and bypass censorship on the internet. Finally we will discuss how to use mobile phones as securely as possible.

The practical exercise workshop is open to everyone, and will be particularly useful for investigative journalists, activists, members of the NGO community and anyone working with sensitive information.

About the speaker:
Wojtek Bogusz
is a digital security consultant, providing training and advice to human rights activists on how to increase the privacy and freedom of communication in repressive environments.
He currently works for Front Line  an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. He is the co-author and project leader of Security in a Box – a toolkit of software and guides for improving computer security and privacy.

This free event is co-sponsored by:
091 Labs, CompSoc, Frontline, and Pixelapes

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