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

shawn wilson ag4ve.us at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 12:25:44 EDT 2014

I've created a @cryptopartydc twitter account where I'll put more
frequent updates.

On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> encryption.
> 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>
> tldr:
> Speaking/links/software spreadsheet:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlbW1qRSpLFMdEM5MzV4YTBhQ0g0ZXdveUVuXzR3ckE&usp=sharing
> 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:
> https://groups.google.com/a/hacdc.org/forum/#!topic/Blabber/-N8UxXMvfxU
> 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)
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlbW1qRSpLFMdHVlN3ZDMmNQTVlUZVJDZTA4UHZSY2c&usp=sharing
> and here's this year's doc (for you to sign up and update
> software/links on [1]):
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlbW1qRSpLFMdEM5MzV4YTBhQ0g0ZXdveUVuXzR3ckE&usp=sharing
> 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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