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Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
pii2010 - privacy identity innovation
through Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Taking place August 17-19 in Seattle during Seattle Geek Week, pii2010 will explore the future of digital privacy, identity and innovation, and how to strike a balance between protecting sensitive information and enabling new technologies and business models.

Hosted by technology analyst Larry Magid, it's an all-hands-on-deck conference where industry executives, technologists, consumer advocates, policy experts and other stakeholders will come together as a group to examine critical issues like:

How emerging technologies & business models are impacting the way data is created, shared and aggregated

Effective approaches for building online trust with users Ways in which user preferences and social norms are shifting

Changes in the regulatory landscape, in the U.S. and internationally

The role of anonymity and the future of reputation management on the Web

The latest developments in user-centric identity management

In addition, pii2010 will serve as the official launch pad for pii Labs, an open forum for brainstorming and collaborating where you will have an opportunity to share your ideas and projects with other participants.

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Thursday
Aug 19, 2010
Startup Bootcamp at pii Labs
Seattle Space Needle

Join us at Seattle's famous Space Needle on August 19th for pii Lab's Startup Bootcamp!

A special workshop designed specifically for entrepreneurs, product developers and marketing professionals at tech startups, pii Labs is an open forum for learning and collaborating that will take place immediately after the pii2010 - privacy identity innovation conference that is being held August 17-19 at the the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

The Startup Bootcamp at pii Labs will offer you the opportunity to ask questions (and get answers!) from leading consumer privacy experts in an interactive setting where you help set the agenda. There are no talking heads or stale presentations -- only practical advice and best practices that you can put to good use.

Discussion topics include:

Privacy by Design -- How can you develop products with privacy "baked in" to the design process?

Rethinking Notice and Choice: Next-Generation

Privacy -- Creating effective policies is important, but what's next? How can innovation improve data privacy and security practices to build trust with users?

Privacy Rights and Wrongs: What You Need to Know -- How can your business use information in light of privacy regulations and laws? What are the pitfalls to avoid, and the opportunities you can seize?

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Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
Galois tech talk: Computers and privacy, ACLU of Oregon discusses their 2013 agenda
Galois, Inc

Presented by Becky Straus.

Abstract: Efforts at the federal level to pass laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) have attracted widespread attention and criticism, and rightly so. But Washington, D.C. is far from the only place that officials are making decisions that impact the privacy and free speech rights. State and local officials are jumping into the fray as well, passing laws or creating policies that have immediate impact without the spotlight that accompanies federal action. The fact is that privacy laws have failed to keep up with emerging technologies. This presentation will survey several areas where state and local officials in Oregon have recently been active, including reviewing policies on automated license plate recognition, surveillance cameras, and use of domestic drones. We will discuss how the ACLU of Oregon has been involved and what is on our agenda for the upcoming 2013 state legislative session.

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Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
SecureWorld Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

SecureWorld provides more content and facilitates more professional connections than any other event in the cyber-security industry. Our model relies on collaboration with high-level security thought leaders, which enables us to provide globally relevant education, training, and networking for cyber-security professionals on a regional level.

This is our inaugural event in Portland, our hometown! Join your peers for two days of high-quality training and networking, and earn CPEs. Visit our website for more details, www.secureworldexpo.com.

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Tuesday
Jun 25, 2013
CryptoParty Portland
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely, this is the event to come to!

Look for the people with laptops.

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Tuesday
Jul 2, 2013
OWASP Chapter Meeting
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Kevin P. Dyer presents:

P0wning DPI with Format-Transforming Encryption

Deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies provide much-needed visibility and control of network traffic using port- independent protocol identification (PIPI), where a network flow is labeled with its application-layer protocol based on packet contents. In many cases PIPI can be used for good. As one example, it allows network administrators to elevate priority of time-sensitive (e.g., VoIP) data streams. In other cases PIPI can be used for harm, nation-states employ PIPI to block censorship circumvention tools such as Tor. There are many ways to perform PIPI, however, at the core of nearly all modern PIPI systems are regular expressions --- an expressive tool to compactly specify sets of strings.

In this talk, Kevin reviews the state-of-the-art research on the capabilities of state-level DPI, then presents a novel cryptographic primitive called format-transforming encryption (FTE.) An FTE scheme, intuitively, extends conventional symmetric encryption with the ability to transform the ciphertext into a user-defined format using regular expressions. An FTE-based record layer will be presented that can encrypt arbitrary TCP traffic and coerce modern DPI systems into misclassifying any data stream as a target protocol (e.g., HTTP, SMB, RSTP, etc.) of the user's choosing. What's more, this work is not only theoretical in nature --- an open-source FTE prototype is publicly available and has had success in subverting modern DPI systems, including the Great Firewall of China.

PSU is kindly providing coffee, tea, and cookies for us.


Kevin P. Dyer is a PhD student at Portland State University. His research focuses on building protocols that are resistant to traffic-analysis attacks and discriminatory routing policies.. Previously, Kevin worked as a software engineer in telecommunications security, web security and network security. He holds an MSc in the Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Santa Clara University.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list:

 https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Monday
Jul 15, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Note: This event is free but please RSVP at http://ta3m-pdx-2.eventbrite.com

What is it?

This is the second Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

Event Description

We're excited to have Kees Cook chat with us this month. He will most likely be talking about digital surveillance and physical privacy. A little more about him: Kees Cook has been working with Free Software since 1994, and has been a Debian Developer since 2007. He is currently employed by Google to work on Chrome OS Security. From 2006 through 2011 he worked for Canonical as the Ubuntu Security Team's Tech Lead, and remains on the Ubuntu Technical Board. Before that, he worked at OSDL where he helped admin the mirrors at kernel.org, and sometimes hacked on Inkscape. He has written various utilities including GOPchop and Sendpage, and contributes randomly to other projects including fun chunks of code in Wine, MPlayer, OpenSSH,and Wireshark. He's been spending most of his time lately focused on security features in the Linux Kernel.

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Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
CryptoParty PDX
Theo's Restaurant

CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely, this is the event to come to!

Look for the people with laptops.

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CryptoParty PDX
Theo's Restaurant

CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely, this is the event to come to!

Look for the people with laptops.

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Sunday
Aug 18, 2013
CryptoParty PDX
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely, this is the event to come to!

Look for the people with laptops.

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Monday
Aug 19, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-3.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the third Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Steve Mancini will be speaking with us about "The impact of disruptive innovation and privacy on your average hair stylist". A bit about him: After spending way too many years and dollars pursuing college degrees, Steve Mancini eventually had to enter the real world. A trek from the East coast to the West coast landed him a job in large corporation out in the burbs and after a decade+ of working there he has learned a thing or two about computer security, hacking, forensics, and incident response. He’s worn many hats and titles; his current is Harbinger of Doom (no really, it is on his business card).

Demo time! After the talk/Q&A, we will reserve time for folks to demo their favorite security/privacy tech tool. If you would like to be be a demoer, please let us know at [email protected], and we will work you into the schedule.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Sep 16, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-4.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the third Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Current Events - Research something that happened in the last month that is of interest to TA3M folk, then email [email protected] to be put on the schedule. These should be very short but informative updates.

  • Did we find out that all web cryptography is broken? -- Sean McGregor

Talk by Steve Wyshywaniuk! - Steve is co-founder of Small World News, an organization dedicated to helping people around the world tell better stories through media. For the last seven years he has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, as well as remotely with teams in Libya and Mexico to create content for international audiences. He has a life long passion for using technology as well as a formal education in film and media arts.

Steve will be sharing his experience of what works and fails from a technological and social perspective, and how he and his colleagues are putting their efforts into StoryMaker, an open source android app so that anybody can learn how to create great content.

Demo time! After the talk/Q&A, we will reserve time for folks to demo their favorite security/privacy tech tool. If you would like to be be a demoer, please let us know at [email protected], and we will work you into the schedule.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Oct 21, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-5.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. We will host the event at Lucky Lab SE. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Current Events - Research something that happened in the last month that is of interest to TA3M folks, then email [email protected] to be put on the schedule. These should be very short but informative updates.

Chat! This meeting will be more informal, and a time to chat about the current events related to Techno-Activism, and ideas for future meetings.

Next month - We will be at our usual location in Puppet Labs with Logan Kleier from Portland's government, to talk about the intersection of technology and policy.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Nov 18, 2013
(CANCELLED) Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Due to an emergency, our speaker for this evening cannot make the event. Since so many events are happening in Portland this evening, we recommend you look at the other events on Calagator


This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-6.eventbrite.com/

Event Description

Talk by Logan Kleier Talk by Logan Kleier - Logan is the chief information security and privacy officer for the City of Portland. Prior to this role, he worked in the private sector in a variety of product management and marketing roles for software and telecommunications companies. He has a Bachelors of Arts in history and political science and a Masters in public policy from Georgetown University.

The presentation presents a framework to aid government decision makers in the publication of various data sets. While government data is generally presumed to be a public record, this presentation will talk about use cases where it is not as well as grey areas where the law and public sentiment differ on notions of what government data is and isn't private.

What is it?

This is the fifth Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Jan 20, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

We plan to do a hands-on meetup, where you will get to learn how to use the internet anonymously using Tor, VPN, etc.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
  • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux has generously offered to host this month's meetup. Be sure to read their code of conduct (below) before coming to the event. This will ensure that everyone has a great, safe time. The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. There will be light refreshments provided.

Flux's Code of Conduct

  1. We are present, awake, and sober.
  2. We listen non-judgmentally to ourselves and to everyone else.
  3. We make mistakes: everything that happens in this space is part of a learning experience.
  4. We speak only out of and about our personal experience and understanding.
  5. When faced with a choice between being curious and being defensive, we choose to be curious.
  6. We clean up after ourselves.
  7. We make things here and consume things elsewhere.
  8. We spend some of our free time here, not most or all of it.
  9. We treat one another as the other would like to be treated. If we don’t know how, we ask.
  10. We respect each others’ personal space and possessions. Specifically, we check in before touching someone or their belongings.
  11. We respect each others’ consent and boundaries. Yes means yes, no means no, maybe means no, and silence is not consent. We accept “no”s without arguing, and say “yes” when we mean yes.
  12. We respect chosen names, pronouns, and genders. If we don’t know how, we ask.
  13. We act from an assumption of mutual respect and good will. We clarify misunderstandings and apologize for harm caused. We assume ignorance and not malice.
  14. We watch out for each other to maintain a respectful and safe community. If we don’t know how, we ask. 15.When people’s conduct falls short of these agreements, we speak with them one-on-one. If matters don’t improve, we address the issue in a small group. If matters still don’t improve after three discussions, we might ask you to leave the space. As a last resort, we may vote to dissolve your membership.

Upcoming Privacy Retreat

Are you passionate about privacy-enhancing technologies? Join us for a Privacy Technology Retreat Februrary 7-10th in Southern Oregon. For more information, please see our latest blog post.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Feb 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Mozilla

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

Encryption can be easy! In this meet up we will teach you the basics of encrypting your content, then we will concentrate on making it easy for you to use crypto with **your** environment. Once we help you through the hard part, you'll be able to encrypt messages at home safely without frustration. This is a hands-on meetup with PGP.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
  • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Mozilla has generously offered to host and pay for catering. The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Nicholas Restaurant will be providing party platters of hummus, meat grape leaves, and more!

Code of Conduct

Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Mar 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Galois, Inc

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (will be linked above)

Event Description

Introducing TA3M Drink and Draw! We are planning a fun hands-on meetup. You will get to work with a team to discuss privacy, security, anti-surveillance, and anti-censorship topics and communicate your ideas through doodling! Each discussion group will work together to create a hand-drawn poster related to TA3M topics. This is a time to network with other individuals interested in these topics, and provides a fun way to express your ideas and concerns. We will do our very best to make sure beverages of all sorts (alcoholic and not) are available to get those creative juices flowing.

After the Drink and Draw session, we invite attendees to join us for social time at a nearby bar/restaurant.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Galois is generously providing space for the event.

Code of Conduct

Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Apr 21, 2014
See us next month! Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
n/a

We will probably not have an April TA3M, but come see us in May! If you have suggestions about a speaker for our May event please email us at [email protected].

Friday
Apr 25, 2014
Galois tech talk: A Gentle Introduction to Hiding Usage Patterns
Galois, Inc

abstract: What if you want to store encrypted files on an untrusted Cloud Server in such a way that Server does not even know if you are editing the same file today as you were yesterday, or anything else about your usage patterns other than total amount of traffic to the Server? Clearly, no matter how strong of an encryption you use, access pattern is revealed: Cloud Server can simply track where on the hard drive you read/write from – clearly encryption does not hide that information. One naive solution to prevent revealing access pattern to the Server is to simply read all your data back from the Server and re-write your entire data back to Server in its entirety for each read/write. This works, but it is clearly impractical. Oblivious Random Access Memory (ORAM) is an algorithm that allows you to completely hide arbitrary access pattern in an efficient manner. In this talk, I will describe Oblivious RAM from the ground up, starting from my own Ph.D. thesis work on this topic (STOC 1990, MIT Ph.D. 1992) which showed the first efficient ORAM. The Journal Version of this work gained over 450 references according to Google Scholar [Ostrovsky-Goldreich JACM 1996] and ORAM became an important area of research in Cryptography in the last 5 years. I will describe surprising connections of ORAM to (1) tamper-proof embedded systems, (2) Software Protection (3) Secure Multi-Party and Secure Two Party Computation as well as (4) ways to securely compile programs with loops, “goto” statements, recursion, etc. into Garbled programs without “unrolling” the execution path, yet not revealing anything about the execution path. I will also compare and contrast ORAM to Single-Server Private Information Retrieval (Single-server PIR), which I co-invented with Kushilevitz in 1997, and explain important differences of these two models. The talk will be self-contained and accessible to the general audience.

Speaker bio: Rafail Ostrovsky is a Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mathematics at UCLA and co-founder of Stealth Software Technologies, Inc. He has over 200 papers published in refereed journals and conferences and has 11 U.S. Patents issued. In 2013, Dr. Ostrovsky was inducted as an IACR (International Association of Cryptologic Research) Fellow. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing and has served on 38 international conference Program Committees including serving as a PC chair of FOCS 2011. He is a member of the Editorial Board of JACM, the Editorial Board of Algorithmica; and the Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology; he serves on the Editorial and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security and is a member of the steering committee of the international symposium of Security in Communication Networks (SCN). He is a recipient of multiple academic awards and honors and has google h-index factor of 55. At UCLA, Prof. Ostrovsky heads security and cryptography multi-disciplinary Research Center (http://www.cs.ucla.edu/security/) at Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Monday
May 19, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Using Metadata to Compromise Privacy: An Interactive Presentation

You've probably heard that your daily interactions over the web leave "metadata" that is used for advertising, law enforcement, and intelligence activities. In this presentation we will show what metadata is and what it can do by building case files from publicly available information. What types of things can you learn about yourself or others from metadata? Come find out.

This session will be lead by a Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University, which is the area of computer science responsible for programmatically processing metadata.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki

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Saturday
Jun 7, 2014
CryptoParty
Free Geek

CryptoParties are informal gatherings where peers share knowledge about how to stay safe in a surveilled world. Bring your laptop and/or a USB thumb drive so that you can setup a selection of trusted free and open source software privacy applications.

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Monday
Jun 16, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

This month's topic is: User Experience and Privacy Software: An Interactive Workshop

Join us to make privacy software better. We believe that privacy software should be usable for the general public, and to start the effort, we need your help!

The goal of User Experience (UX) it is to make products as usable as possible for people. In this workshop, you'll learn about UX, download privacy software, and learn how to critically analyze the user experience to make it better. We hope to file some bug reports/feature requests to projects, and make a positive impact on their usability!

This is your chance to get a sneak-peek of an Open Source Bridge talk and meet other folks who will be attending Open Source Bridge.

This session will be lead by Jen Davidson, a Human-Computer Interaction PhD candidate from Oregon State University, and Sean McGregor, founder of The Privly Foundation and Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki

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Saturday
Jun 28, 2014
IndieWebCamp 2014
through Esri Portland R&D Center

Join us at Esri's new R&D Center office in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more.

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. Homestead, don’t sharecrop! You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!

In order to attend you'll need to sign up on the IndieWebCamp Wiki guest list for the event here: http://indiewebcamp.com/2014/Guest_List

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Saturday
Jul 5, 2014
CryptoParty
Free Geek

A CryptoParty is free, public and fun. People bring their computers, mobile devices, and a willingness to learn! CryptoParty is a decentralized, global initiative to introduce the most basic cryptography software and the fundamental concepts of their operation to the general public, such as the Tor anonymity network, public key encryption (PGP/GPG), and OTR (Off The Record messaging).

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Tuesday
Jul 22, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: OSCON BoF
Oregon Convention Center

Note: This TA3M is on Tuesday to coincide with the OSCON Birds of a Feather sessions. You can register for a free (save $20) Expo pass by entering the code "FOSSFTW" here.

Event Description

This month's topic is: Leading in Technological Activism

Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in 16 cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near the future.

One year into the TA3M movement, we will be discussing the successes and failures from around the world.

Note: TA3Ms traditionally take place on the 3rd Monday of every month, but conflicts with OSCON events necessitate meeting later in the week.

This session will be lead by Jen Davidson, a Human-Computer Interaction researcher @Intel, and Sean McGregor, founder of The Privly Foundation and Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

This month's TA3M is hosted at the Oregon Convention Center by O'Reilly's Open Source Convention.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Saturday
Aug 2, 2014
CryptoParty
Free Geek

A decentralized, global initiative to introduce the most basic cryptography software and the fundamental concepts of their operation to the general public, such as the Tor anonymity network, public key encryption (PGP/GPG), and OTR (Off The Record messaging).

CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and commercially and politically non-aligned.

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Thursday
Sep 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

This talk is an overview of private encrypted communications, focusing on software from Silent Circle, LLC and hardware from SGP, the makers of Blackphone. If the network cooperates, there will be demos of both the voice and text services.

Louis Kowolowski is a 16 year veteran in the fields of UNIX, networking, and security. He is the Technical Operations Manager of Silent Circle, a communications company headquartered Geneva, CH, providing simple yet secure encrypted voice, video, text and file transfer. He has a passion for automation and scalable internet architectures and when not working, enjoys amateur photography and traveling with his wife.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting.

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Saturday
Sep 6, 2014
CryptoParty
Free Geek

CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

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Monday
Sep 15, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: FOIA Party
Mozilla

There is a Form for That: Learn what the Government Thinks it Knows About You

Ever wonder what travel information the Department of Homeland Security maintains on you? There is a form for that. Want to know if you have an FBI file? There is a form for that. Want to know if law enforcement is setting up cell phone tracking towers in your area? There is a form for that.

In this interactive session of TA3M we supply attendees with an easy way to send requests to state and federal agencies for personal and public information.

For an example of the power of these requests, see these Ars Technica articles: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/ask-ars-can-i-see-what-the-feds-know-about-where-ive-traveled/

Come fill forms and then speculate on what you will find out!

We'll be bringing in a representative from MuckRock.com to help facilitate the public records requests and providing all the necessary pieces for requesting your own personal data.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Monday
Oct 20, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: Being Mindful on the Web
Phase2

Being Mindful on the Web: Protecting Yourself and Your Organization

A special hands-on event as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Portland Techno-Activism Third Mondays and PDXTech4Good are teaming up to provide a hands-on workshop about how nonprofits and activists can keep themselves safe online.

This will be a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop if you can!

Sean McGregor will give an interactive presentation on what it takes to maintain personal privacy online.

You will learn what the government and companies know about web users and how this data can be used. First you'll become an investigator using private data, then Sean will teach you a few simple ways to protect yourself (and others) in the future.

Presenter

Sean McGregor is a PhD student in machine learning and the lead developer of the Priv.ly project.

Hosted by: Portland Techno-Activism Third Mondays and PDXTech4Good

Sponsored by: The Privly Foundation, TechSoup and Microsoft

RSVP

This event is free but please RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Monday
Nov 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: Movie Night!
Living Room Theaters

This event is FREE but please be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your ticket: http://ta3m-pdx-15.eventbrite.com

Join Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday for a movie night!

What movie? Citizenfour: https://citizenfourfilm.com - the documentary thriller about government surveillance and Edward Snowden.

When? Monday November 17th. Meet at Living Room Theater at 6:30pm and look for the TA3M group. Movie starts at 6:40pm.

How much? FREE for the first 20 people to RSVP. 20 tickets have been generously donated to make this event possible. If you are not one of the first 20 people to RSVP, you can purchase tickets at the Living Room Theater box office at their regular rate.

After the movie, we'll go to a nearby location (TBA) for some no-host drinks & food to discuss what we thought about the movie.

Host: Portland Techno-Activism Third Mondays

Twitter: Event hashtag: #ta3m ; @Privly @TechnoActivism

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Monday
Jan 19, 2015
*Corvallis* Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: New Year, New Privacy Laws
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

This event is FREE but please be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite: http://ta3m-pdx-16.eventbrite.com

New Year, New Privacy Laws

NOTE ABOUT LOCATION: ROOM TBA. Normally we host this TA3M in Portland. This time it will be hosted in Corvallis. Can't make it down to Corvallis? Skype in! Contact [email protected] for details on how to Skype in.

This month's TA3M is perfect for concerned citizens and those who are interested in tech and/or privacy policy and how policy impacts our rights as citizens.

We'll start with a discussion about current events related to privacy, security, and surveillance. Then we'll dive into a review of new 2015 laws on the same topics and how they may impact your life.

All are welcome! Event is free of charge.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Twitter: @Prvily @TechnoActivism

Event hashtag: #ta3m

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Monday
Feb 16, 2015
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: The Battle for Protecting Data
Mozilla

Event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-17.eventbrite.com

The Battle of Protecting Data

Join us this month for a talk and lively discussion on "The Battle of Protecting Data". With the changing world of enterprise computing ("Bring your own device", mobile, SaaS), the corporate world is having to re-think how they do security.

Presenter

Bill Giard is a Principal Engineer in Intel's IT organization and is responsible for helping to lead IT's software delivery across multiple client platforms. Bill joined Intel in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has over 20 years of IT experience.

Hosted by: Portland Techno-Activism Third Mondays. Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by: The Privly Foundation, and hosted at Mozilla

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Twitter

Event hashtag: #ta3m

Event organizers: @Privly, @TechnoActivism

Venue host: @MozPDX

Code of Conduct

Attendees are expected to read and abide by Privly's Code of Conduct

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Monday
Mar 16, 2015
Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays: Privacy Day Happy Hour
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Privacy Day is on March 16th down in Salem. You can learn more about it here: http://aclu-or.org/privacyday. We encourage you all to attend, if you can!

Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is having a no-host evening happy hour so folks who went can share their experiences, and for folks who didn't go to learn about Privacy Day and hear about how things went. It'll also be a time to talk amongst ourselves and privacy-related events and policies that impact our lives.

What is Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays?

Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. This is an international meetup and happens in over 20 cities around the world.

Portland's TA3M does meetups on all of the above topics (and more!). The format varies from month to month. Sometimes we have fantastic speakers, sometimes we do lightning talks, and sometimes we do hands-on workshops. It all depends on what our meetup attendees are interested in hearing about, and what we have time to plan. Have a suggestion for a topic? Let us know!

Code of Conduct

As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

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Monday
Apr 20, 2015
Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: Movie Night
The Gameroom

Free, but please RSVP with the link provided above

Movie Night

We'll have a cozy movie showing at theGameRoom. The movie is to-be-decided but will be on one of the following topics: privacy, surveillance, security, censorship.

Join us for a movie & discussion - everyone is welcome!

Appetizers will be provided, but we encourage you to support theGameRoom and indulge in a beverage and more food!

What's TA3M?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon. Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes this and future TA3M events.

theGameRoom is generously providing space for the event. After the meetup, theGameRoom will provide free game play to TA3M attendees.

Code of Conduct

As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

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Monday
May 4, 2015
The History of Cryptography
Taborspace

The History of Cryptography at Portland Underground Grad School

With the rise of privacy concerns in digital spaces, encryption technology has become an increasingly important modern topic. But the practice of secure communications, and the practice of breaking it, have been around for centuries. Come examine the origins of cryptography, from Caesar ciphers to modern day techniques and even learn some basic crypto methods that can be done by hand.

This is a four week class and requires reservations. See the website!

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Tuesday
May 12, 2015
PDXedTech Meetup: Student Security and Privacy by Bill Fitzgerald
eBay Community Lounge

Whether you're a teacher, software developer, or sales soldier ignorance about privacy and security just won't fly anymore. Trusting software engineers to know everything about security can put your students and business at risk. With the NSA leaks inundating the media, everyone is asking: How safe is my data?

Join us at eBay's Community Lounge for an informed discussion on privacy and security with speaker Bill Fitzgerald who focuses on educational technology security. You can follow him on Twitter.

Space is still open for quick pitches for this event. Also looking ahead, we need a main speaker for June. Spread the word.


SPONSORS:

The Math Learning Center

Northwest Education Cluster

eBay

Coursetto

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Monday
Jun 15, 2015
Technology & the Balance between Freedom of Expression & Privacy
Mozilla Portland Office

Join us for an exciting talk & discussion with ALCU Board Member, Stuart Kaplan!

How technology changes the relationship between freedom of expression and privacy

Technology complicates the relationship between free speech and personal privacy. At two extremes of privacy, anonymous online posts permit defamation without consequences to the writer, while ubiquitous video surveillance of public spaces limits freedom of assembly and movement.

This presentation will examine several recent attempts to find a fair and workable balance between privacy protection and free speech goals by the courts and legislatures. Particular attention will be given to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union to craft policies that address the many challenges to privacy and speech rights presented by a variety of technologies.

Speaker Bio

Stuart Kaplan is Professor Emeritus of Communication, Lewis & Clark College. He has served on the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon Board of Directors since 1992 and has held the positions of Board President and Oregon representative to the National ACLU Board.

What's TA3M?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes this and future TA3M events.

Code of Conduct

As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 16, 2015
Galois tech talk: Differential Privacy – A Toolkit for Stability, Robustness, and Statistical Validity
Galois, Inc

abstract: In this talk, I’ll give an introduction to differential privacy with an emphasis on its relationship to machine learning, and its usefulness outside of privacy. Along the way, I’ll give a taste for the mathematical tools that can be used to achieve differential privacy. My thesis is that anyone who cares about data should care about the tools that the differential privacy literature offers.

bio: Katrina Ligett is an assistant professor of computer science and economics at Caltech. Before joining Caltech in 2011, she did postdoctoral work at Cornell, and she received her PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon in 2009. Her primary research interests are in mathematical foundations for data privacy, and in game theory. She has received an NSF Career Award, a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, a Google Faculty Research Award, and an Okawa Foundation Research Grant.

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Saturday
Jul 11, 2015
IndieWebCamp 2015
through Esri Portland R&D Center

Join us at Esri's R&D Center office in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more.

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. Homestead, don’t sharecrop! You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!

Register for your ticket here! https://ti.to/indiewebcamp/2015-portland

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Monday
Nov 16, 2015
TA3M
Mozilla

The Privly Foundation organizes Portland TA3M. Ever wonder what they do?

Priv.ly is a platform that allows you to encrypt your content anywhere on the web, with the click of a button. Join us for a hands-on workshop on using Priv.ly.

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Saturday
Jun 4, 2016
IndieWeb Summit 2016
through Vadio

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!

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Tuesday
Nov 22, 2016
Data Privacy PDX - Easy Encryption
Galois Inc

This is the first meeting of the Data Privacy PDX meetup. In this first meeting we will do a presentation called "Encryption Pitfalls for Developers" and will spend time helping attendees set up encrypted email for their email accounts. Snacks and drinks provided. Hosted by Tozny.

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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016
Data Privacy PDX - Privacy-by-Design
Galois Inc

Data Privacy PDX will be presenting on Privacy-by-Design, the movement to integrate privacy into the original design of a product or system. This impacts product development, business planning, and legal, making it a crucial concept to understand for everyone who is concerned with data privacy. Come learn about Privacy-by-Design and how it can impact your projects.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hosted by Tozny.

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Wednesday
Jan 18
Pentesting: Find Where Your Systems are Vulnerable
Mozilla

TA3M is back, and we have a great meeting lined up for you!

There have been a number of stories in the news lately about hacking and data breaches, and we all want our personal data to be secure. In order to prevent these attacks on our privacy, an important step is to identify any vulnerabilities in the computer systems that store our private data before those faults can be used to steal the data. And that's where penetration testing comes in. Penetration testing, or "pentesting," is a process of attacking computer systems in order to find security weaknesses so that they can be fixed before criminals and other malicious actors find and take advantage of them.

Please join us for a fascinating presentation that will examine some common computer attacks and preventative steps that we can take to avoid them. Karl Fosaaen, from NetSPI, will talk about working as a pentester and will discuss avoiding exploits in applications and networks and how to counter social engineering attacks.

We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

Speaker Bio:

Karl is a Managing Consultant with NetSPI who specializes in network and web application penetration testing. With over eight years of consulting experience in the computer security industry, he has worked in a variety of industries and has made his way through many Active Directory domains. Karl also holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. This year, he has spent a fair amount of time digging into the Skype for Business APIs. Prior to that, Karl has helped build out and maintain NetSPI's GPU cracking boxes. Karl has previously spoken at THOTCON, BSidesMSP, BSidesPDX, and DerbyCon. In his spare time, you may see him trying to sell you a t-shirt as a swag goon at DEF CON.

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Friday
Feb 17
Intro to Digital Privacy and Safety
through Free Geek

Advertising that follow you around the internet, high-profile hackers, NSA surveillance… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This class is designed for computer users who want an introduction to best practices on navigating the web safely.

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Saturday
Mar 18
Intermediate Digital Privacy & Security
Free Geek

You already know a few online safety practices, but you’d like to go further! Learn how your digital connections can be traced, how encrypted communication works, and get tools for browser, email and mobile privacy.

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Advanced Digital Privacy & Security: Wi-Fi Security
Free Geek

Learn the essentials of protecting your home wifi network. Prerequisite: Must be familiar with basic networking. Bring your own computer.

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Saturday
Apr 15
Advanced Digital Privacy & Security: Online Anonymity
Free Geek

Join us to understand the mechanics of being truly “anonymous” on the internet and try out various tools for being anonymous. Prerequisite: Must be familiar with basic security and privacy best practice. Bring your own computer.

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Saturday
Apr 22
Advanced Digital Privacy & Security: Wi-Fi Security
Free Geek

Learn the essentials of protecting your home wifi network. Prerequisite: Must be familiar with basic networking. Bring your own computer.

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Saturday
Jun 17
Create Your Own Firewall
Free Geek

Protect your computer from outside attacks. How? Learn to install and configure a firewall. This workshop will cover essential rules and best practices for set-up. Bring your own computer.

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Saturday
Jun 24
IndieWeb Summit 2017
through Mozilla

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of domain ownership, Microformats, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!

Website
Saturday
Jul 15
Create a Security Center for your Home
Free Geek

You’d be surprised to see how insecure the default settings for many of our home technologies are! Join us for a workshop to learn how to step up the security of your home computer, wifi network, and more. Bring your own computer.

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Saturday
Sep 16
Personal Home Computing Security
Free Geek

Learn common attacks on home computers, how to set up encrypted email and a password manager, sans.org tips, and more. Feel free to bring your own computer.

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Monday
Sep 18
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays - Privacy, Risk, and Response
Northwest Academy

What exactly is privacy? Do we have a right to privacy, and if so, what can we do to exercise it? Do we even need to worry about privacy, and how much should we be concerned?

Join us this month for a discussion of these topics and more with Russell Mickler, a local technology consultant. He’ll describe the current legal state of electronic privacy in America and describe the legal, technical, and behavioral responses that we can take as individuals to protect the confidentiality of our private information.

This presentation includes a privacy self-assessment and scoring tool to help you tailor your response to privacy and will set up the conversation on privacy strategies and safeguards to extend into future TA3M sessions.

During this discussion, we’ll talk about:

  • the definition of privacy

  • our response to privacy

  • risk assessment and response

Program:

6:00 pm - Doors

6:15 pm - Presentation / discussion

7:15 pm - Q & A / networking

We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Russell Mickler, Principal Consultant, has been leading IT organizations since 1996; he has helped hundreds of small businesses use technology better as a private consultant since 2003. During the 1990's, Mickler earned certifications in the Microsoft NT, Windows, and Novell Netware platforms. After earning his Master’s Degree in Technology in 2000, Mickler earned his Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2004. As a published technical author, Mickler teaches for universities across the country.

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Friday
Oct 13
Intro to Digital Privacy & Safety
Free Geek

From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

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Monday
Oct 16
Controlling Your Online Privacy
Northwest Academy

Join us this month for two awesome presentations about online privacy!

First, Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill will join us remotely and share some Internet of Things stories, like the time she was able to control the lights in a stranger's house in another state, and how Amazon includes all Echo owners into a random social network.

Then IT consultant and technical author Russell Mickler will walk us through the various privacy settings in Facebook so we can better control what we share with our contacts and only share the things we actually want to share.

Program:

6:00 PM - Doors

6:30 PM - Kashmir Hill

7:00 PM - Russell Mickler

7:30 PM - Wrap up / networking

We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talks. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bios:

Kashmir Hill is a senior reporter for the Special Projects Desk, which produces investigative work across all of Gizmodo Media Group's web sites. She writes about privacy and technology.

Russell Mickler, Principal Consultant, has been leading IT organizations since 1996; he has helped hundreds of small businesses use technology better as a private consultant since 2003. During the 1990's, Mickler earned certifications in the Microsoft NT, Windows, and Novell Netware platforms. After earning his Master’s Degree in Technology in 2000, Mickler earned his Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2004. As a published technical author, Mickler teaches for universities across the country.

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Saturday
Oct 21
Intermediate Digital Privacy & Safety
Free Geek

You already know a few online safety practices, but you’d like to go further! Learn about encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy, and more. This class provides tools and resources to navigate the web securely.

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Getting Started with VMware
Free Geek

Learn to set up and use a virtual machine.

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Thursday
Oct 26
Intro to Digital Privacy & Safety
Free Geek

From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

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