[Owasp-austin] PRESENTERS WANTED: OWASP Austin CryptoParty 2018

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Jan 17 21:45:46 UTC 2018

If anyone else is interested, I still have room for 1-2 more people for a
10 minute talk at next week's CryptoParty.  Please let me know ASAP if
you're interested.  So far we have:

   - Blockchain-based Distributed IDs (Dave Sanford)
   - Babbage Leads the Way (Michael Marotta)
   - Something Awesome (Bankim Tejani)

What do you want to present on?

   - Keepass?
   - Keybase?
   - Veracrypt?
   - Something else?


On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hey Austin OWASPers!
> In 1996, John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier
> Foundation (EFF) wrote 'A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace'
> where he stated "We are creating a world that all may enter without
> privelege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or
> station of birth.  We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may
> express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being
> coerced into silence or conformity."  The Internet of today is an amazing
> place of knowledge and opportunity, but it unfortunately falls short of Mr.
> Barlow's original vision.
> In the 21st century we face problems of climate change, energy crisis,
> state censorship, mass surveillance, and on-going wars.  We must be free to
> to communicate and associate without fear.  To realize our right to privacy
> and anonymity online, we need peer-reviewed, crowd-sourced solutions.
> CryptoParties provide the opportunity to meet up and learn how to use these
> solutions to give us all the means with which to assert our right to
> privacy and anonymity online.  Topics include technologies like TOR,
> full-disk encryption, GPG, and many more.  CryptoParties are free to
> attend, public, and not commercially aligned.
> At our January 23, 2018 OWASP Austin meeting, we will host our first ever
> CryptoParty with the goal of inviting others to join us in learning about
> the tools and technologies that enable an individual's right to privacy.
> When the time comes, we will encourage you all to invite your family,
> friends, and peers to attend this event, but for now, I am looking for
> others who are willing to give a 10 minute max presentation on a
> crypto-oriented subject.  The presentation will need to be laid out so that
> novice and experienced alike can take action based on the data presented.
> All tools must be free and open source.  If you are interested in
> presenting, please e-mail me directly (do not reply to the list) with your
> name, bio, talk title, and abstract for consideration.  This is going to be
> ~josh
> PS - Here is the official CryptoParty Handbook if anyone is interested:
> http://cryptoparty.is/files/cryptoparty-handbook-2013-08-21/cryptoparty
> -handbook-2013-08-21.pdf
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