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MK CryptoParty - Learn about Cyber Security [All Levels Welcome] FREE

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Milton Keynes Gallery

900 Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes

MK9 3QA

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Please either get your ticket here OR confirm your attendance on the meetup page.


What is a CryptoParty?

You don't have to learn everything there is to learn about internet safety in one evening, but you can start now! Come to our CryptoParty and learn the basics from experts and other participants. Listen to enlightening talks. Participate in workshops. Make friends. Teach others.

Bring your smartphone or laptop (or both!) to get most out of the workshops. Tell your friends to come along!

The event is completely free to attend, there will be music and a welcoming atmosphere where you will be able to learn loads (and benefit from it on the spot).

If you are a cybersecurity expert interested in giving a workshop or talk, or if you're interested in sponsoring the event, please contact the meetup organizer here or Twitter @GirlsCodeMK.

Talks

- Cambridge Analytica & Co: What is seductive surveillance
@pinelopi_tr explains why users provide ever more data on online platforms and what are the risks. She also discusses the data scientists’ responsibilities in light of Cambridge Analytica scandal.

- What are blockchains and how do they work?
@thirda explains the paradox of blockchains providing secure and trustworthy ledgers despite the fact that they’re fully open with no access control or centralized management.

- Web encryption: Ever wondered what the green padlock on a website really means?
@robinjpickering explains SSL certificates; how sites get them, and the ways they have been abused by everyone from dodgy websites through paranoid employers even rogue states. He will tell us what all this means in practice for protecting ourselves online today.

Workshops

- Social media and the right to privacy
@neilnjae talks about privacy settings on mobile devices and across social media accounts

- Staying safe online
@amel_bennaceur teaches about benefits and configuration of password managers and two-factor authentication

- How to spot fake news?
@teraknor explains how the concept of fake news is not new and has been with us for a long time. Using the 'source' + 'sense' + 'substance' triage method he will teach us how to discern whether something is (or is not) fake news.

Where to park
There’s plenty of parking (mostly free after 6 pm).

The gallery is a 30-minute walk from the central railway station, and there's a bus station right outside the gallery.

Cryptoparty is part of a wider grassroots movement to pass on knowledge to protect yourself and others online:
https://www.cryptoparty.in/

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900 Midsummer Boulevard

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