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Digital Security Training
Thu Mar 8, 3:00 PM
Software Freedom Law Center, India
Participants will be trained in the following areas.

1. Browsing Anonymously with Tor;
2. Using Encrypted communications platforms like Signal;
3. Using Email encryption;
4. Secure password management;

This workshop will follow a hands-on approach. Participants should bring their laptops and mobile devices.

More about workshop:

In the times of Big Data and Internet of Things, digital security has become more significant than ever. Data-driven private giants are rapidly collecting and analyzing vast amounts of personal data belonging to individuals. Every electronic device and service today has the ability to monitor its users’ activities in excruciating detail, spawning an entire industry that treats data as money. As corporations come up with new and inventive ways to monetize personal data, civil liberties such as the right to privacy are often left by the wayside.

In addition, there have been instances where cyber-attacks have compromised highly sensitive personal information on a very large scale (such as the attack on Equifax that leaked social security numbers), proving that cyber-security is no longer a niche area. Increasing reliance on the Internet and smart devices is exposing people to more cyber-security threats, and the problem will only be compounded as technology permeates ever deeper into daily lives.

In this scenario, it is a cause for concern that most users remain unaware of the privacy and security risks that they face on a daily basis, or the nature and extent of damage that stands to be done in consequence.

This 'Digital Security Training’ Workshop is an effort towards raising awareness in this regard and help building digital security of attendees.