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For those who haven’t heard about cryptoparties, a cryptoparty is a way for people in the security industry to reach out to help teach and inform the general public about security related issues including privacy, encryption and staying safe online.

This year, our friend Finux has offered to run one for us along side the main Saturday event. It will run from 2:00 to 4:30 on July 16th and will mostly be informal discussions with plenty of time for questions. For a bit more detail, see this article we wrote for Sheffield Digital.

The session is ideally suited to people who use things such as email, instant messenger and social media as part of their job or in a way that they feel they would benefit from added protections, for example journalists or those working with groups such as refugees who may need to contact relatives in restrictive regimes. However it is open to anyone who wants to enhance their online security.

If you are interested in coming along, the event is free but you will need a ticket which you can get from our Eventbrite page. Numbers are limited so grab one quick and if you find you can’t attend, please let us know so we can pass the ticket on.