Cybersecurity Workshop at The Seattle Public Library Jan. 30
release date: 01/20/2017
Social activists, organizers and anyone interested in online security are invited to attend a workshop to learn techniques that will help maintain privacy and security on the Internet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2, 206-386-4636.
Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.
People's lives and connections to their community increasingly depend on having a digital presence, yet right now information is also at its most vulnerable to hackers. At this workshop, attendees will learn how to protect themselves and their community from unwanted harassment and identity theft. The workshop will also cover how to safely do community building when working with community members who may be over-surveilled or have their civil liberties threatened. No technical experience is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring their devices and questions!
The workshop will be taught by David Golightly, a Seattle-based programmer, musician, artist and activist. In November 2016, Golightly partnered with the digital development firm Substantial to present Cybersecurity for Everyone, a grassroots, hands-on program to help activists and organizers connect with the tools they need to protect themselves in a complex and uncertain political climate.