Introduction to Encryption/Privacy Tools in the FOSS World

Newcomers, skeptics, enthusiasts, and tinfoil hat owners will all find something to appreciate in this session. I will be discussing my own exploration and findings of technologies in the FOSS world that enable the protection of our digital assets (files, communications) from unauthorized eyes. You'll leave the session educated and empowered to learn more.

The session will cover:
- An introduction on why we should all be embracing and evangelizing the security of our documents and communications.
- Explanation of basic methods and technologies that can be employed to achieve the goal
- Live demonstration of the concepts presented:
-- Various FOSS tools (software and hardware) that can be employed
-- Best practice patters, and pitfalls that can still leave you exposed.


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