We understand that online privacy and security is complex. No one should feel like they can’t protect themselves, their family, or their personal data in the digital world. Cybersecurity and the technology used in security often can be confusing but we work to make these tools approachable for people of all levels of tech savvy.
To help our community, we offer public regular free workshop webinars that dive into different aspects of personal digital privacy and security. We have successfully moved these workshops online and working to get them all recorded. They will be added here as available.
Privacy and Security Basics
This workshop teaches the basics of keeping yourself safe online in our one hour workshop!
Online Abuse: Mitigation & Survival Workshop
The Internet is a wonderful place where we can access almost any information in a moment’s notice. Many of us use it to stay in touch with colleagues, friends and loved ones around the world. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true: certain offenders will use it to stay in touch with victims via harassment, cyber stalking and leaking revenge porn.
We hope you never find yourself the target of any of this traumatizing behavior. But we want to be sure you know what to do to protect yourself ahead of time and know what to do if you ever find yourself in this position. Many women and minorities may find they are at a higher risk for this.
Vehicle-Based Surveillance Workshop
If you’ve ever wondered how to look for GPS tracking devices on a vehicle, or would like to learn more about the type of information which could be gathered from one, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will explore different techniques used by malicious actors to obtain vehicle-related information. This includes:
- Tracking of a vehicle with a GPS device
- Using apps and services such as OnStar to track vehicles
- Discovering publicly-available information related to vehicles
Each of the offensive techniques demonstrated will be accompanied by counter-measures to help attendees better understand the steps they can take to defend themselves against these types of attacks.
Neighborhood OSINT Workshop
This workshop which will help attendees better understand neighborhood-level data. It covers the use of Open Source INTelligence (OSINT) gathering techniques, as well as the results of security research conducted by the host. Attendees can expect to learn the following topics:
- Finding property owners and tenants based on an address
- Obtaining data from social media and maps to piece together a target’s profile
- Obtaining data from people search engines and realty websites to piece together a target’s profile
- Navigating relevant local, state and federal public records
This workshop which will help attendees better understand how to remove data found during the previous OSINT workshop focusing on neighborhood-level data. It covers privacy and security concepts, including data removal tips. Attendees can expect to learn the following topics:
- Data removal planning
- Setting up a custom email domain
- Resources for requesting the removal of data from people search engines, realtor websites and more
- Resources for requesting the removal of public records such as property, voter registration and court records
Youth-focused Privacy and Security
Our normal Privacy and Security Basics workshop catered to a youth audience.
Security for Community Organizers
As a community organizer, activist, or public figure, you are in the public spotlight more than the rest of the community.
These workshops are also available on demand for organizations or groups and can be catered to your specific concerns. Email us at email@example.com if you want to talk to us about working with your organization for a custom workshop.
Need some specific privacy and security help or looking for more of a one-on-one assistance? We are happy to help! Book an appointment with us during one of our Open Office Hour slots or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.