Understanding Encryption & Cybersecurity Practices

For our March event, we will focus on ways all communities can protect themselves from online surveillance. This will be an event dedicated towards …

🗓️ Thursday - March 23, 2017

📍 San Francisco, CA

For our March event, we will focus on ways all communities can protect themselves from online surveillance. This will be an event dedicated towards skill-sharing as cybersecurity is one field where there is not enough distribution of knowledge, even amongst tech-savvy groups. Our events are free and open to the public, including allies. Food and soft drinks will be provided at this event.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Event begins at 7 PM.

Speakers:

Leigh Honeywell: Understanding Encryption

Jessy Irwin: Introduction to Secure Online Tools

Bios:

Leigh Honeywell leads the security incident response team at Slack. Prior to Slack, she worked at Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Symantec. She has co-founded two hackerspaces, and is an advisor to several nonprofits and startups. Leigh has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto where she majored in Computer Science and Equity Studies.

Jessy Irwin is a former Chief Security Evangelist. As a published writer and public speaker, she is an outspoken advocate for security research, strong encryption and security education for the average web user. With over six years of communications and security experience, she is dedicated to finding the best ways to educate anyone who will listen about how to take care of themselves and their data online.

Learn more at https://www.meetup.com/techqueria/events/237736844/


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