August 12, 2017 - Tech Institute Hosts Digital Security Training for Advocates with ACLU-DC & DC Legal Hackers

On August 12, more than 70 lawyers and advocates assembled at Georgetown Law for a training titled, "Protecting Yourself and Your Clients: Data Security Information You Need to Know."  

The event, co-hosted by the Tech Institute, ACLU-DC, and the civic tech organization DC Legal Hackers, featured short presentations on ways for lawyers and individuals to protect their digital information. Topics included password security, secure hosting and transfer of files, protecting your devices, and secure messaging by voice, video and text.

Speakers included Shauna Dillavou, principal at Security Positive; Eric Mill, a privacy and security expert who previously worked at the Sunlight Foundation; Matt Mitchell, founder of CryptoHarlem and a recent Mozilla Ford Open Web Fellow at Color of Change; and Alexandra Ulsh, information security engineer at Mapbox.

Following the talks, audience members participated in hands-on workshops staffed by volunteers from DC Legal Hackers, who helped guests implement the recommended security and privacy steps on their devices. 

Curious about protecting your own devices or hosting your own digital security training? Contact TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu for copies of our training materials, or start with this cluster of helpful materials here.  Thanks to our volunteers & trainers for a great and meaningful event.

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