Date(s) - September 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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About the workshop
Effective surveillance used to be an extremely expensive proposition. What once took a team of professionals and physical access to the spaces that they wished spy upon, can now be achieved with the aid of the very devices we carry on our person and place in our homes. Social media has made it exponentially easier to uncover information that can be used against you in employment, legal, and personal settings. While the type of surveillance NSA surveillance described by Edward Snowden is problematic, in reality all surveillance is local. Adversaries range from federal, state, and local police forces, to corporations, and an increasingly effective group of amateurs.

What can be done to mitigate these threats in both physical and digital spaces? We will navigate the confusing maze of security and safety recommendations and discuss:

- Threat modeling (Different security measures apply for different adversaries)
- Encrypted messaging apps
- Tor & proxy servers
- Two factor authentication (SMS & Yubi Keys)
- Cell phone selection
- Social media monitoring
- Local surveillance occurring in Columbus

This course is designed to be a basic overview of the methods of mitigating physical and digital surveillance designed for activists, students, and other non-IT professionals.

About the Instructor
Ryan Mason studied Security and Intelligence & Criminology at The Ohio State University. He has attended hundreds of hours worth of training conducted by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the areas of security, investigations, and intelligence gathering & analysis. Ryan currently holds the designation of certified fraud examiner (CFE). He has held positions in the corporate security divisions of several Fortunate 500 corporations and specializes in complex fraud investigations.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using one of the links below:

Surveillance workshop regular price
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Surveillance workshop regular price + yubi key
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Surveillance workshop patron price
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Surveillance workshop patron price + yubi key
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