This coming Wednesday, December 1st I’ll be giving a lecture in English on how to cope with various risks and problems related to computer security – this is for non-nerds But all are welcome. French events coming soon… stay tuned!
- Where ?: Atwater Library and Computer Center, 1200 Atwater, Montreal H3Z 1X4 (Metro Atwater)
- When ?: Wednesday, December 1st, 6:30PM. Duration: approx. 1.5 hr.
- FREE ADMISSION – Donations to the Mozilla Foundation and memberships to FACIL will be encouraged.
During this particular mostly non-technical lecture I’ll be talking (and listening!) about:
- Digital security: myths & truths
- Trusting your environment: The computer, The Network, The people
- Risks and problems for businesses and people: know them, expect them, address them
- Best practices and solutions to solve and prevent security and
privacy invasion problems
- How can open source sofware help you ?
… and of course, Mozilla
Check their November newsletter where this was also mentioned.
This is part of a series of conferences and classes on open-source software and informatics I’ll be giving in several libraries and non-profit organizations. I’ll also be introducing FACIL, a advocacy group for those interested in promoting free, open-source software and open-standards. Stay tuned !
Update: Some of the products and sites I’ll be mentioning:
- http://www.gnupg.org – GNU Privacy Guard
- http://spybot.info – Home of the Search & Destroy “cleanware” application
- http://etherscan.com – Etherscan, a packet sniffer
- http://www.grisoft.com – Home of the free AVG AntiVirus
- http://psi.affinix.com – Psi, secure instant messaging with Jabber and OpenPGP
- http://www.mozilla.org – Mozilla Thunderbird, secure email with Enigmail and OpenPGP
- http://www.truecrypt.tk – TrueCrypt – secure file containers using AES / Blowfish etc.
- http://www.wikipedia.org – WikiPedia, a great open, free, online encyclopedia
- http://www.ubuntulinux.org – Ubuntu – a (mostly) user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution
- http://www.openoffice.org – OpenOffice.org, the free, open-source office applications suite
Update 2: The lecture slides are now available.