Community CryptoParty at the Middlebury Institute
in partnership with the Cybsecurity Working Group
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:15 – 1:45 pm Pacific
Digital Learning Commons Design Space, McGowan Bldg. 001
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
In 2019-2020, DLINQ is working with Middlebury and community partners like the Cybersecurity Working Group to offer CryptoParties that help members of our communities take more control over their data and privacy.
Cool! So, what’s a cryptoparty?
The CryptoParty movement is a “global and decentralized grass-roots movement to help everyday people learn how to improve their internet security with open source tools.”
This CryptoParty invites Middlebury Institute students from all academic programs to learn about how their data is being tracked through digital technologies and how they can take action to protect themselves. Our organizing group will provide recommendations for tools and practices to get started with personal crypto and facilitate conversations and breakout spaces that will help participants:
- question their relationship to crypto through personal threat modeling
- explore the contours of digital privacy as a human right
- learn how to use privacy oriented browsing and search tools
- protect information on phones from data collection or theft and
- use social media more safely, and much more!
We will have a couple of additional laptops, but to make the most of the session participants should bring their smart phone and/or laptop (or whatever other devices they use to connect to the internet) to start building your personal digital security toolkit.
Interested in a custom CryptoParty for your community group? Connect with us at dlinq @ middlebury.edu