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encourageXchange EUROPE 2011 WORKSHOP: Securely Exchanging Information through Technology

Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 03:24 to Monday, May 9, 2011 - 03:24


ENCOURAGEXCHANGE  EUROPE 2011 

JOIN US IN

Krems an der Donau, Austria

(a short distance from Vienna)

FOR THE WORKSHOP:

Securely Exchanging Information through Technology 

May 7-8, 2011

FREE REGISTRATION BEFORE APRIL 15, 2011

AFTER APRIL 15, 2011 REGISTRATION FEE 30€

Summary:

In an interactive format over two days, this workshop will provide an explanation of, and solutions for, threats that are most often faced when using information and communication technologies for advocacy work.

How much does it Cost?

The event is FREE if you register BEFORE April 15, 2011. If you register AFTER April 15, 2011, you will be charged 30€. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by the organizers for the 2 days of the event. All travel, transportation, and accommodation expenses must be paid for by the participant.  

Where is the Workshop taking place?

Krems, Austria. Exact details provided upon acceptance of participant application.

Language: 

The workshop will be held in English, but simultaneous translation will be available for those who require it. Please register early so we can ensure that your language preference for the workshop is offered. 

Training Background:

Advocates, Journalists, and NGO leadersare increasingly concerned about their digital security. While computers and the Internet can be extremely powerful tools for advocacy, they also present new risks. This training workshop aims to minimize these risks by enabling participants to improve aspects of operational security, including the ability to effectively secure and exchange content using enhanced communication methods, thereby minimizing interference from external threats.

What will I learn?  

By 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 toensure 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

Who should attend:

-Advocacy groups who use mobile phones and social media

-Independent journalists

            ◦   Conventional

            ◦   Alternative media journalists

            ◦   Bloggers

-Human Rights groups

-Non-profit managers of local organizations 

-Members of non-technical advocacy groups

Application process: 

Register at: http://encouragexchangeurope.eventbrite.com

Upon registration you will receive a brief survey application form which must be completed for consideration into the program. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/encouragexchange2011

Notification of acceptance of enrollment into the program will take place within 1 week of receipt of survey application. 

Inquiries can be made to info@devresearch.org