The CyPurr Collective

CyPurr Sessions: Man-In-The-Middle and Me!



  • Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11238
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Date: Sunday, November 26 2017

Worried that the WWW has you in its Web? Overwhelmed by indiscriminate surveillance, digital harassment, or security leaks of personal identification? You are not alone!

This month we will be focusing on ways to prevent folks from getting in the middle of our super private internet interactions. An agenda for this week's program:

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  2. <font 14px/inherit;;inherit;;inherit>Red v. Blue (Encryption Game)</font>
  3. <font 14px/inherit;;inherit;;inherit>Man-in-The-Middle and You!</font>
  4. <font 14px/inherit;;inherit;;inherit>Mini Workshops:</font> - <font 14px/inherit;;inherit;;inherit>Intro to Tor and VPN</font>
    1. <font 14px/inherit;;inherit;;inherit>Safe Browsing and You!</font>

Join the CyPurr Collective for a cryptoparty today. We’ll talk about easy steps you can take to secure your data, like password managers and two-factor authentication, and tools you can use to protect yourself from surveillance. Depending on everyone’s interests, we can go into more detail on the workings of Tor or PGP and best practices for using them safely. Since digital security affects all of us in different ways, we believe each of us has something to contribute to the conversation—everyone is welcome. Bring your laptop or device, or just come to listen and learn.

2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum, or B41 bus. The Info Commons lab and other parts of the library (including bathrooms) are wheelchair accessible.

What is The CyPurr Colective?

The CyPurr Collective (formerly CryptoSquad NYC) is a group of some tech-minded folks who are very jazzed about cybersecurity, cats, and helping folks out with their digital dilemmas. We offer workshops for activists, journalists, educators, and everyday folks who want to up their encryption game! Additionally, we offer personal security audits for groups/organizations who are concerned about their cyber-safety. Plus, we have some of the kewlest CryptoParties!

Check out our FB page for cool resources and events, or just send us really great GIFS!