Preserving Spaces of Wonder in an Age of Surveillance: Getting Started with Digital Cryptography

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In this mini-workshop, users will have a chance to install required software using a package manager and practice with basic functionality, preparing them to implement encryption on their own.

Today more than ever, we must take an active role in defending our privacy online to protect our identity and freedom or risk losing the wonder of these spaces. In my proposed hands-on workshop based on my involvement with a student cybersecurity group, I will provide background on digital surveillance and offer participants an opportunity to explore options to protect themselves online and reclaim their digital spaces, voices, and identities. We will cover the basics of public-key cryptography theory and the importance of encryption to the potential of online spaces.

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Davis 196
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Concurrent Session I