2019:Advocacy/Digital Security 101
|This is an Accepted submission for the Advocacy space at Wikimania 2019.|
Title[edit | edit source]
Digital Security 101
Description[edit | edit source]
Join us for a beginner-friendly discussion on digital security best practices. We will start with the very basics, including a primer on what digital security entails and why you should care about it. We will also cover secure web browsing with a quick demo of the Tor Browser and VPNs, including a discussion of the benefits and limitations of these solutions. Please feel free to bring your devices as this will be an interactive session.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner: As the line between our real and online identity blurs, it is more important than ever to take control of our digital lives by being aware of our rights and in control of our data (4. Quality Education). We will also discuss how to access the free internet in case it is censored, thus allowing everyone to be a part of the global discourse (10. Reduced Inequalities).
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved: Participants will learn why digital security matters and steps they can take to be in more control of their online identities. Participants will also engage in a discussion session (after the talk) where they will share and learn about their experiences with digital security from each other. (Participation in the discussion session is optional: you do not have to share your experience and can just observe).
Session leader(s)[edit | edit source]
- Sukhbir Singh
Usernames[edit | edit source]
- SSingh (WMF)
Affiliation/country (if any)[edit | edit source]
E-mail contact (optional)[edit | edit source]
- ssingh at wikimedia dot org
Session type[edit | edit source]
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Computer-based training
- Discussion-based training
- Workshop to identify and try to solve problem
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
A projector with a screen and some chairs. Medium room size.
This is a beginner-friendly session and no prior knowledge of the topic is required or expected. Ideal audience size would be 30-40 people so that we can try to accommodate everyone for the discussion session.
For comfort of the participants, no video recording and no photography please. (Photography of the slide deck is fine.)