Sym Roe

Securing ourselves

January 26, 2017

You know you should do it – you’ve seen people Tweeting about it and got emails from the IT people at work.

But there’s always other things to do and you’ve never quite got around to it. Turning on “Two Factor Auth” in Google isn’t something I want to do. Getting a password manager sounds like it’ll just be more work. It’s not that big a deal anyway, is it?

If this is you, then I would like to invite you to a new experiment that I’ve been thinking about for a while.

I want to host a public Google Hangout for an hour a week for the next few weeks where we get together and learn how to improve our personal security.

Everything from how we manage passwords to turning on “MFA” on the web services we use. We can even talk about PGP and encrypted communication if you like, but let’s start simple.

The idea is that anyone can drop in for 5 minutes, but that they use that time as motivation to get around to making themselves (or at least their online identity) more secure.

What do you think? Want to give it a go?

If so, join me from 19.30 to 20.30 UK time on this link:

Securing ourselves - January 26, 2017 - Sym Roe