CryptoParty in DC at Shaw Library, Monday October 22, 2018 6PM - 9PM.

A CryptoParty is a free, public gathering to learn different approaches to privacy and security for your computers, mobile devices, social media, and other digital platforms. All your questions will be encouraged! Food, child friendly activities, and music curated by DJ Rat will be featured. Bring your phone or laptop, but most importantly bring yourself!

ASL and Spanish language interpretation will be available.

The presenters and co-organizers of this event are Slammer and Tania.

La CryptoParty es una reunión pública y gratuita para aprender diferentes enfoques de privacidad y seguridad para sus computadoras, teléfonos móvil, redes sociales, y otras plataformas digitales. ¡Tus preguntas serán contestadas con entusiasmo! Se proporcionarán bocadillos, actividades para niños, y música de DJ Rat. Traiga su teléfono móvil o computadora portátil, pero lo más importante es que se traiga usted mismo.

Habrá interpretación de lenguaje de señas (ASL) y español.

Los presentadores y co-organizadores de este evento son Slammer y Tania.

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CryptoParty NYC in ASU in DC, Saturday February 25th, 2017 3PM - 7PM.

CryptoParty NYC is joining forces with local privacy advocates in Washington to showcase a series of informative presentations on privacy, surveillance and some hands-on training with digital privacy and encryption technology such as Signal, Tor, and more. Stop by between 3PM (after brunch!) and 7PM (before dinner) and get your cybersecuirty questions answered by variety of security practitioners and others

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HacDC Cryptoparty, Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am-4pm.

Morning Session: 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's already helping to keep you safe on the web. We'll also introduce applications for secure private messaging and anonymous web browsing.

We'll describe phishing and spear-phishing scams, malicious websites and software, software flaws like buffer overflows, SQL injections, man-in-the-middle attacks and DNS poisoning, mitigation techniques and corporate bounty programs. We'll introduce hashing, encryption, digital signatures, certificate authorities, domain names and DNS security. We'll explain end-to-end email encryption with PGP, encrypted messaging using the Signal messaging app and anonymous web browsing using Tor.


Afternoon Session: 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. We'll host speakers from Open Technology Fund (Radio Free Asia), Open Technology Institute (New America Foundation), the Mozilla Foundation and more. Stay tuned for updates.