TA3M: Linux Server Security

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You're invited to the February Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) in Durham! TA3M is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. The event takes place in different cities around the globe every third Monday of the month.

WHAT: TA3M in Durham [1,2]
WHEN: Monday February 17th from 7pm 'till 9pm
WHERE: SplatSpace [3]
TOPIC: Linux Server Security

This month we'll be looking at Linux server security. Server security is essential to an open Internet, to allow for services that are as free as possible from surveillance and censorship. What can be done to secure a server, and how difficult is it? We'll look at basic steps to take [4,5], as well as more advanced topics [6-11].

This is meant to be an open forum, where anyone is free to share. Got a lightning talk? We'd love to hear it! Or, just come join in the discussion.

Also, there's been some interest in discussing video streaming at SplatSpace, the hackerspace in Durham. They had a recent mailing list discussion on this [12]. Got thoughts on this? Let's discuss it. When is live video streaming OK, and how should any video cameras in the space be used, or not?

[1] https://wiki.openitp.org/events:techno-activism_3rd_mondays
[2] https://wiki.openitp.org/events:techno-activism_3rd_mondays:durham
[3] http://splatspace.org/location/
[4] My First 5 Minutes On A Server; Or, Essential Security for Linux Servers
[5] Securing Your Server
[6] Securing Debian Manual
[7] Entropy
[8] NSA Documents from the Spiegel Story, from Bruce Schneier: "This is all really important information for those of us trying to defend against adversaries with these sorts of capabilities."
[9] Attack-Drive Defense, by Zane Lackey from etsy.com
[10] https://cpunks.org//pipermail/cypherpunks/2013-August/000263.html
[11] https://cpunks.org//pipermail/cypherpunks/2014-January/003227.html
[12] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/durham-makerspace/i2iJvvNpsgE

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