HacDC Cryptoparty 2017 (01/28/2017)

It’s 2017 and cybersecurity affects our society daily. Come by HacDC in the morning for a layperson’s introduction to cybersecurity and gain some insight to the problems and solutions behind recent headline-grabbing hacks. Then, after lunch, we’ll delve into more advanced technical topics and some policy discussions with a lineup of invited speakers. Details below.

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Morning (10:30am): The introductory session in the morning will introduce concepts and terminology of computer security that will help you make sense of recent news headlines and policy discussions surrounding cybersecurity. We’ll start by explaining software flaw concepts exploited by malicious software, and go over common online scams that deliver malicious software and enable cyberattacks. We’ll go over what you can do to stay safer online. We’ll introduce technologies that already help keep us safe every day like encryption and digital certificates, and technologies for secure, private messaging.

 

Afternoon (1:00pm): In the afternoon we’ll delve into more advanced technical topics and host invited speakers for presentations on burgeoning security concerns, internet freedom, security law and policy. Guest speakers and participants are Micah Sherr of Georgetown University, Lindsay Beck of Open Technology Fund, Ross Schulman of the Open Technology Institute and guests from Mozilla and CommunityRED.

Bring your questions!

 

HacDC is located inside St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at:

1525 Newton St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010. (2.5mi due North of the White House)

RSVP (helpful but optional) on MeetUp.com:

Cryptoparty, Morning Session

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:30 AM

HacDC
1525 Newton St NW, Suite 212 (use lot entrance) Washington, DC

20 Hackers Attending

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’…

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Cryptoparty, Afternoon Session

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 1:00 PM

HacDC
1525 Newton St NW, Suite 212 (use lot entrance) Washington, DC

14 Hackers Attending

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.Micah Sherr of Georgetown University will share his work on “Hidden Voice Commands,” which is becoming more and more relevant with services like Siri, OK Google and Amazon Echo.L…

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Combined Federal Campaign 2016 Ends

As the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign season ends, HacDC thanks the federal employees who donated to HacDC. The CFC is a mechanism for federal employees to donate to qualified charities, and HacDC is charity # 32991. Last year’s CFC season resulted in over $550 in donations to HacDC. Thank you!

Introduction to Linux Redux

Intro to Linux is back for a second run, starting from the beginning. Join us tomorrow, Wednesday October 19th at 7:30pm for the first session where we’ll introduce the largest collaborative software project in human history: Linux, what it is, where it came from and why it runs billions of smartphones and over half the Internet.

Introduction to Linux will meet nominally every other Wednesday at HacDC. Check our MeetUp schedule for details: http://www.meetup.com/hac-dc

For the first session, bring whatever laptop you use and we’ll help you install Linux inside VirtualBox. Or, if you’re ready to take the plunge and replace your current OS, install Linux on your machine. We also have a few Linux laptops available in our classroom. Intro to Linux costs as much as Linux itself: it’s free, as always.facebook-ad

As the series goes on, we’ll cover the Linux file system, package managers, networking and firewalls, compiling software from code and more.