This year, we will have a track of talks dedicated to improving your personal privacy, security, and OPSEC measures. The track consists of 3 categories; Connect, Communicate, Operate. This refers to learning how to connect with each other while maintaining your privacy, how to securely and privately communicate with others, and how to properly operate in a secure, private environment. The 3 part series will give attendees a good understanding of the issues surrounding privacy and anonymity.
Connectivity: Tor Attacks and Defense
The first talk in the series will be an in-depth discussion of Tor, and answer many of the common questions. For more information go here.
- Tor overview, installation, usage
- Attacks and threats to anonymity
- In-depth review of Tor’s operations, crypto, and design
Communications: Secure Messaging With OpenPGP/GPG Workshop
This primarily hands-on workshop will get attendees ready to join in on the Key Signing party that happens at the end of the day, as well as use GPG/OpenPGP with others. For more information go here.
- GPG overview and assymetric encryption
- Web of trust, key signing
- OTR messaging, and out of band validation
- Keyparty setup
Operations: Anonymity With TAILS and Tor Workshop
The next talk in the series will discuss the TAILS Anonymous LiveUSB/CD Linux distrobution as well as properaly using Tor. For more information go here.
- TAILS overview, usage, and installation
- Hands-on usage, installation, and storage options (laptop required)
- Tor implementation: Iptables rules, Tor configuration, proxies
- Customizing the browser for privaxt
- Advanced Tor usage and configurations
- Running relays and hidden services