of the International Studies Association
The ISA CryptoParty is based on the already existing format of decentralized, public CryptoParties taking place all over the world. CryptoParties have the aim of introducing participants to the most basic cryptographic tools and outline the fundamental concepts of their operation. They are always free to attend, public, and commercially and politically non-aligned. Anyone interested in learning about encryption can in the course of such a meeting be taught from others who are already familiar with respective methods. The proposed event ties in with the roundtable on “Encryption, Online Surveillance and Censorship in Academia”. The topics which are going to be covered range from the Tor anonymity network, public key encryption (PGP/GPG) to Off The Record messaging (OTR). The roundtable will involve a short presentation which quickly moves on to a more hands-on part. In the course of this, participants will be able to get one-on-one support from others. As this is a practical session, it is important that anyone interested in attending this roundtable is bringing their laptop. However, no prior knowledge and skills on the subject-matter are required.
It will take place on Friday, February 24, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM in Room 322, Baltimore Convention Center.