Surveillance and Internet Security

    A two day workshop with Jacob Appelbaum and the Centre for Investigative Journalism discussing surveillance with a focus on practical internet anonymity.

     

    City University London
    15 September 2012 - 16 September 2012

    Price: £200

    Course Outline

    A two day workshop with Jacob Appelbaum and the Centre for Investigative Journalism discussing surveillance with a focus on practical internet anonymity.

    Topics discussed will include deep packet inspection, censorship, censorship circumvention, cell phone privacy, safe whistleblowing, discussion of easy to use encryption methods for instant messaging as well as email, document and full disk encryption.

    There will be a heavy focus on Tor - an anonymity system deployed today and freely available. Jacob will also discuss anonymity flaws with commonly used software such as VPNs and other privacy software. Some discussions on tactical exploitation may also be covered, pending interest.

    This will be an interactive workshop, laptops and full attention required.

    About Jacob Appelbaum
    Jacob Appelbaum is an accomplished photographer, software hacker and world traveller. He works as a developer for The Tor Project and trains how to effectively use and contribute to the Tor network. He is a founding member of the hacklab Noisebridge in San Francisco where he indulges his interests in magnetics, cryptography and consensus based governance.

    He was a driving force in the team behind the creation of the Cold Boot Attacks; winning both the Pwnie for Most Innovative Research award and the Usenix Security best student paper award in 2008. Additionally, he was part of the MD5 Collisions Inc. team that created a rogue CA certificate by using a cluster of 200 PlayStations funded by the Swiss taxpayers. The "MD5 considered harmful today" research was awarded the best paper award at CRYPTO 2009.