[conspire] Offering GPG/PGP Workshop at CABAL
mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us
Fri May 16 09:33:31 PDT 2008
On Thursday 15 May 2008 12:46:35 Darlene Wallach wrote:
> Mark Weisler wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I hereby offer to facilitate a GPG/PGP workshop at a CABAL meeting. The
> > objective would be to introduce the basics of privacy through encryption.
> > We would use GPG for this but could also use PGP if someone wanted to.
> > The orientation will be toward the practical rather than the theoretical
> > or mathematics involved.
> > Curriculum outline.
> > We will discuss the need for privacy in communications and the threats to
> > privacy. We will discuss encryption at a high but practical level. The
> > intention of the workshop is so people can leave with the ability to:
> > * encrypt files
> > * encrypt and send mail messages
> > * decrypt files
> > * decrypt mail received mail messages
> > * work with others using encryption (key exchanging)
> > * assess the security of their communications methods
> > Preparation.
> > Some advance reading would be good. Rick has a very good article here:
> > http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Security/gnupg.html
> > And "Introduction to Cryptography" is an updated version of a classic
> > paper on the subject:
> > http://www.pgp.com/downloads/whitepapers/index.html#cryptography
> > What to Bring.
> > Bring the Linux or Macintosh computer on which you intend to use GPG for
> > secure communications and storage. As an option, you could bring some
> > form of identification with your photograph as we will, at your option,
> > exchange information (including public encryption keys). More on that at
> > the workshop (you'll read about that in Rick's material-it's called a key
> > signing event or party).
> > If you are interested please suggest a date (a regular CABAL date) to the
> > list or to me off-list and we give it a go. We would start early by
> > arriving around 1PM, get set up, and then begin the workshop around 2PM.
> How about 28 June 2008?
> I'm very interested. I can't make it to CABAL on the 2nd Saturday
> of any month. I most likely would not make it to CABAL by 13:00
> on 24th May so 28th June is the next CABAL for me.
> Darlene Wallach
OK, let's plan on June 28th.
I'll post more information as the date approaches.
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