Securing Your Digital Life

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

Securing Your Digital Life

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Keeping your data secure when working online can feel like a minefield but understanding a few key concepts and implementing some basic practices can make your online accounts and activity more secure.

In this workshop, we'll explore what we mean when we talk about online security. When you leave this workshop, you'll be equipped to generate and use strong passwords for your online accounts, incorporate two-factor authentication as an extra layer of security, encrypt the storage on all of your devices, increase your level of security when using wireless networks, and make informed choices about your privacy when using the web.

Takeaways

  • How to create and store passwords that are hard to guess
  • Why multifactor authentication is useful and how to use it
  • The tradeoffs of encrypting your devices and how to implement device encryption
  • How to increase the security of your Internet use, including wireless network security and browser privacy

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Bring a computer with 1Password or the password manager of your choice installed. Note that 1Password is a paid application, but offers a 30 day free trial period.
  • Bring a smartphone with Authy or the authenticator app of your choice installed

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