Past Meetup

Rosie the Restarter #13: Privacy and security online Part 2

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Keeton's and Collett, Keeton's Rd · London

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Closest tube station is Bermondsey

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Our women's skillshares are open to women and non-binary people - they are intended to create a space to share, boost confidence and get technical together.

Please note the new location, just 2 min from Bermondsey Tube station.

This will be a follow up to December's intro session on online privacy and security. We will look closer into our online threats and define where we should be focusing our personal efforts in terms of security and online safety.

Justine and Halima will be guiding the session. The event will have roughly the following outline:

- We will introduce what threat modelling is and explain how this is something you are already doing in your everyday life, then show how the same way of thinking can be applied to protect your digital data

- We will present different simple case studies and precise examples of using different tools and processes to keep your data private (to get technical, we will cover passwords, 2FA, VPNs, safe and private browsing techniques, intelligence gathering, etc. and briefly touch on end-to-end encryption) Any tool presented will be explained as intended for a non-technical audience.

- We will rhythm the session with regular pauses for demos, interactive exercises and workshops. A laptop is not essential for the event as most exercises will not need one.

This event will not cover tools and threat modelling for journalists or activists.

Justine is a Research Scientist at Iproov, a London-based startup delivering secure online authentication as a service. In her spare time she co-created and co-organises an informal info-security group in London.

Halima is a software developer, volunteering with the Restart Project, co-organising the Rosie Restarter skill shares to encourage women to tinker and become restarter volunteers.

As ever, we have limited places and no-shows will be placed on our LIST OF DOOM. Please change your RSVP 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it.