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Baltimore CryptoParty

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In the wake of the Equifax breach, 145 Million American's have had their most sensitive information compromised. Sensitive information that was affected includes:

• Names

• Addresses

• License Numbers

• Date of Birth(DOB)

• Social Security Numbers(SSNs)

As we continue to learn more about the breach, it is important to share facts rather than fear and uncertainty. Come out to the Digital Harbor Foundation on November 18th to take action and learn more about:

1. The History of SSNs; how SSNs morphed into being unchangeable Identifiers/Authenticators.

2. The History of Equifax; how credit bureaus amassed our data.

3. The current scope of the Equifax breach as we know it.

4. Effective ways to communicate with your representatives in congress.

We will be having a mix of Talks, Breakout Sessions, and time for free-form QA. We will also be having an optional congressperson writing session.

If you are interested in either facilitating a breakout session or giving a talk, shoot us an email at [masked].

For more info about parking and location, visit the DHF web site:

We look forward to seeing you all!



• Erica Portnoy - Developer, Electronic Frontier Foundation

• Adam Bouhmad - Security Engineer

• Patrick Kyhos - FBI & Former Chief of Staff(Delegate Andrew Platt)

• Andrew Valliere- Penetration Tester & Consultant


What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

This is an inclusive event that follows the CryptoParty anti-harrassment policy (