Offer: Free Internet Safety Course in Beirut, Oct. 26-27
The Development Research Center is conducting training workshops in Securely Exchanging Information Through Technology for independent journalists, NGOs, and activists across the globe. In an interactive format over two days, this practical workshop provides an explanation of, and solutions for, threats that are most often faced when using information and communication technologies for advocacy work.
We are currently preparing to host a seminar October 26th and 27th 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon. The workshop itself is designed to have 20-30 participants and we expect to fill the slots very quickly so if you or anyone you may know is interested in attending I encourage you to register as soon as possible.
We charge no fees to our participants/students as this is part of our project funding.
Event registration can be completed here: http://encouragexchange-lebanon.eventbrite.com/
The outline below details the workshop in greater detail and this is the link the website about our course: goo.gl/dwg1z
Attendees will learn how to apply communications security and secure communications practices in their work, ultimately minimizing the threats and risks associated with using communications technology. Specifically, at the end of the training, attendees will:
1. Understand what security threats exist when using the Internet and mobile technologies
2. Be able to set-up a secure communications platform to ensure data security and mitigate risks
3. Understand how to use off-the-shelf technologies to help mitigate threats
4. Know how to bypass security threats to ensure effectiveness of advocacy work
5. Know how to avoid the most typical security risks nonprofits face when managing their communications networks
6. Know where to turn for advice and assistance
• Advocacy groups who use mobile phones and social media
• Independent journalists
• Human Rights groups
• Non-profit managers of local organizations
• Members of non-technical advocacy groups