Data breaches that include the passwords of a website or app’s users are an evergreen news story. Although these breaches are a regular phenomenon, they are trailed by a long, drawn-out window of time where attackers may use breached credentials to log into accounts affected. In this workshop we’ll show you how to prepare for the next password breach and what to do when you find out one of your online accounts has been breached.

This workshop will start with a presentation but will include time to get hands-on help with setting up password managers, two-factor authentication and more if you bring your laptop and smartphone.

David Huerta is a Digital Security Trainer at Freedom of the Press Foundation, where he’s working on methods to train journalists to take advantage of privacy-enhancing technology to empower a free press. He’s co-organized dozens of trainings across the US, including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of Laura Poitras’s Astro Noise exhibition in 2016. He’s also spoken on the subject of usable privacy technology at DEF CON, Radical Networks, Rightscon and random cocktail bars.

Olivia Martin is a Digital Security Trainer at Freedom of the Press Foundation. A graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, her professional work focuses on researching and delivering digital security trainings to journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. She has spent years in newsrooms as a designer and editor with new media and student publications, and uses this experience to aid in assessing the evolving needs of journalists in today's media landscape.

photo credit: Victor Jeffreys II

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