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Website / Internet Security for Small Organizations

Northwest Academy
1130 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97205, USA (map)

The meeting will be in the Century building at 1208 SW 13th Ave, on the 2nd floor. When coming up 13th, there is an entrance to a surface lot behind our building. We're in the 2-story building (not the 5-story building). The lot should be empty at meeting time. Park anywhere except in the auction winner’s spot. If the lot is full, use the lot behind the 5-story building.



Please note that this meeting is on the 3rd WEDNESDAY this month because of the President's Day holiday on Monday!

Last year, KBOO suffered a website breach/hack from cryptocurrency miners. Jenka Soderberg and Gaba Rodriguez will share the lessons they learned from the attack and will offer tips on how you can better secure your website and/or online presence. Most smaller organizations, such as radio stations, non-profits, and small businesses, often depend on just one or two people to maintain their sites. This can be both a good and bad thing. As a result of the breach, Jenka, Gaba, and other KBOO personnel learned some techniques to lock everything down and keep their systems secure — even with limited resources!

Join us for a great presentation about their experience along with a discussion of ways to help you prevent a hack of your own systems! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!


6:00 PM: Doors

6:10 PM: Introductions and news

6:15 PM: Presentation

7:15 PM: Q&A

7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

Speaker bios:

Jenka Soderberg is the Web/New Media Coordinator at KBOO Community Radio. She studied International Affairs at Georgetown University and Peace Studies at the Bancaixa Institute for Justice and Peace in Spain. She joined KBOO in 2007, after helping to organize Indymedia Centers around the world to provide an open publishing platform for activists.

Gaba Rodriguez has been a software engineer for almost 20 years. She founded DATA, an open data non-profit in South America, helped start and implement the open contracting data standard in Mexico City, and worked with the Coral Project: building tools and guides to improve community spaces around journalism online. She currently works at the Tor Project.

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