[cryptography] Fwd: Cryptoparty 2014 - Hi my name is Ed - 2014/09/20

shawn wilson ag4ve.us at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 17:51:11 EDT 2014

Is anyone (or know anyone) in the DC area who would like to talk at
this event? The focus is on defensive security, identity, and tools
(and some UX as it relates to things like gnupg). But I'd also like to
see some more technical talks involving math or programatic use of

If anyone is interested, the hacdc forum is an open Google group or
you can email me (I can also provide another email that I use gpg with
if you'd prefer).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: shawn wilson <ag4ve.us at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 7:27 PM
Subject: Cryptoparty 2014 - Hi my name is Ed - 2014/09/20
To: "blabber at hacdc.org" <blabber at hacdc.org>

Speaking/links/software spreadsheet:
Meetup event: http://www.meetup.com/hac-dc/events/187948232/

For those who don't follow the list, the back story on the subtitle
(besides me thinking it's ironic) is:

First, we need speakers!!! In order to have an event like the last two
years, people need to volunteer to present on what they know. Here's
last year's doc (for reference)
and here's this year's doc (for you to sign up and update
software/links on [1]):

If you work at a news agency or activist group where you feel you're
handling communication and individuals' privacy correctly maybe you or
your CTO would like to talk about it?
If you enjoy crypto and would like to talk about your experience, sign up.
If you think that crypto is hard and have ideas on how to improve it
(I know you do) maybe you should give a talk. [2]
If you have a friends, colleges, college professors, etc who is kinda
local who you think would add content to our discussion, get them to
sign up to give a talk.

On the other hand, if you'd like to become more familiar with the most
cryptographically secure ways to store and transmit data including how
to setup encrypted (or signed) email, FDE [3], best password hashes to
use and how hashing works, common mistakes when creating
passwords/making more secure passwords, etc - please come.

Here's the meetup event: http://www.meetup.com/hac-dc/events/187948232/
The event can still be pretty flexible (there's more going on at the
church the week before, but I think we could work around that). I
think I'll wait a few days to see if anyone shows any event conflicts
(within the same sphere of computer/internet/security) but this should
be it.

[1] We can debate on the usefulness of an unmaintained TrueCrypt, but
it probably should stay in that list for now.
[2] https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/2292/2310/02whole.pdf?sequence=2
and later https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/book.pdf
[3] FDE - full disk encryption (will probably be mentioned later in this thread)

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