• Securing Email: Protecting Everyday Communications from GMail to ProtonMail

    This workshop shows you how to keep your emails private regardless of what email provider you use. By learning how to use the freely and widely available Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) cryptosystem in email, you will see how easy it is to not only encrypt messages so that they remain confidential, but also how to make sure the emails you get were really sent by the people they claim to be from. Once you’re able to verify the sender of email you receive, you’re far less likely to get caught up in an email phishing scam ever again. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/09/workshop-2020-09-27-securing-email-protecting-everyday-communications-from-gmail-to-protonmail

  • World Wide Wars: Introduction to Exploiting Web Applications

    Learn the basics of website security auditing in this hands-on workshop that will introduce you to the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), a free, open source Web application security scanner and intercepting proxy. We’ll get set up with a practice target against which you can launch live-fire (but legal and safe!) Web exploits that run the gamut of attack categories from injection to broken authentication and access control. In the process, you’ll learn exactly how attackers, internal Red Teams, and professional penetration testers go about exploiting real vulnerabilities that are prevalent all across the Web today. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/09/workshop-2020-09-29-world-wide-wars-introduction-to-exploiting-web-applications

  • CryptoHarlem presents: Digital Security for Black Lives

    Digital Security For Black Lives Every Friday at 1:08pm EDT on Twitch. https://www.cryptoharlem.live Have questions? write us during the event. we are also collecting questions here... SIGNAL: [masked] WHATSAPP: [masked] or anonymously install https://ricochetrefresh.net/ and write to: ricochet:sbqt36ilnl6mnfjd WE'RE BAAACK: Safety advisors, Matt Mitchell ( @geminiimatt ) and Sarah Aoun ( @sa0un ) , digging into digital safety best practices for protests, demonstrations, and this new post-covid world we are now living in. We can get you answers on technical things, digital safety, organizing, and knowing your rights with special guests each week. "The next stop is virtual 125th street". Friday June 12: we are joined by Frank Smyth ( @SmythFrank ) ,award-winning journalist, CEO, &founder of @GJSsecurity . He'll talk about the physical side of safety before we get into digital security best practices.Stay safe &secure. Take care of each other.

  • Free Play Night: Backdoors and Breaches (for Beginners)

    Join us to play several rounds of Backdoors and Breaches with our experienced cybersecurity instructors. Backdoors and Breaches is an incident response card game that teaches critical information security skills by putting players in realistic attack scenarios. The players must then work together with fellow members of their team to repel wave after wave of cyberattacks launched by a Tech Learning Collective cybersecurity trainer. In the process, they learn about professional tools, techniques, and procedures for responding to cyber threat incidents as well as how to think critically about organizational preparedness, risk assessment, and disaster recovery priorities. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/10/event-2020-10-02-free-play-night-backdoors-and-breaches-for-beginners

  • What's in a Name: Understanding the Domain Name System

    Find out how easy it is to avoid certain forms of Internet censorship, phishing attacks, or network outages in this primer to the Domain Name System or DNS. Far from being just a way to translate names like Google.com into IP addresses, the DNS is actually a massively distributed, delegated database capable of housing all sorts of information. For administrators and programmers, understanding DNS is a crucial step to ensuring the health of applications and services. But it’s also one of the components of Internet networking most visible to users. This workshop will discuss recursive resolvers, anti-spam DNS resource records, and state-of-the-art security protocols such as DNS-over-HTTPS. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/10/workshop-2020-10-03-whats-in-a-name-understanding-the-domain-name-system

  • Clearing Away the Clouds: How Computer Networks, Servers, and the Internet Work

    This workshop is all about the basics of computer networking. If you've ever been curious about what happens "on the wire" when you're browsing a Web site, or if you ever wanted to take a look "under the hood" of your Wi-Fi connection, this is the class for you! Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/10/workshop-2020-10-04-clearing-away-the-clouds-how-computer-networks-servers-and-the-internet-work

  • Two Places at Once: Understanding Virtual Private Networks

    Find out how Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can help you evade Internet censorship, protect your network traffic, and offer easier access to remote services on firewalled internal networks. You’ll learn how to set up and use OpenVPN, a free and widely-deployed VPN solution, so that you can connect securely to your home, office, or other provider’s networks no matter where you are and no matter who’s watching you. Using a VPN can also make it appear that you are accessing the Internet from a location other than where you are, which means it’s simple to access some files or services that would otherwise be blocked where you live. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/10/workshop-2020-10-06-two-places-at-once-understanding-virtual-private-networks

  • File Sharing for Fun and Profit: How BitTorrent Works & What You Can Do With It

    BitTorrent, the wildly popular but often maligned file sharing protocol, is now being used in everything from (legal!) video streaming sites to corporate software update servers, but you wouldn’t know that if you only listened to Big Media groups like the RIAA. In this beginner-friendly workshop, we’ll bust BitTorrent myths and set the record straight about what “torrenting” actually is, how it works, and what you can do with it. You’ll see how next generation “decentralized” Web applications are making use of the technology, how companies like Facebook and Blizzard, Inc. use it every day, how to make your own “torrents” to share files of your own, and how and why some people take protective measures to torrent more privately. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/10/workshop-2020-10-08-file-sharing-for-fun-and-profit-how-bittorrent-works-and-what-you-can-do-with-it

  • CryptoHarlem presents: Digital Security for Black Lives

    Digital Security For Black Lives Every Friday at 1:08pm EDT on Twitch. https://www.cryptoharlem.live Have questions? write us during the event. we are also collecting questions here... SIGNAL: [masked] WHATSAPP: [masked] or anonymously install https://ricochetrefresh.net/ and write to: ricochet:sbqt36ilnl6mnfjd WE'RE BAAACK: Safety advisors, Matt Mitchell ( @geminiimatt ) and Sarah Aoun ( @sa0un ) , digging into digital safety best practices for protests, demonstrations, and this new post-covid world we are now living in. We can get you answers on technical things, digital safety, organizing, and knowing your rights with special guests each week. "The next stop is virtual 125th street". Friday June 12: we are joined by Frank Smyth ( @SmythFrank ) ,award-winning journalist, CEO, &founder of @GJSsecurity . He'll talk about the physical side of safety before we get into digital security best practices.Stay safe &secure. Take care of each other.

  • Tor: What is it Good For? (Absolutely Everything!)

    Online event

    Come learn how the free Tor Web Browser can be your gateway to the Dark Web while simultaneously keeping you safer and your personal info more private as you browse web sites big and small. In this deep dive workshop on Tor, the Tech Learning Collective’s cybersecurity trainers will show you how to make the most of this widely available and free digital safety tool. Details at https://techlearningcollective.com/events/2020/10/workshop-2020-10-11-tor-what-is-it-good-for-absolutely-everything