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Topics: Cyber security focused courses for the public. 
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm
Where: Chandler Desert Breeze Substation - 251 Desert Breeze Blvd West, Chandler, AZ 85226
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You are invited to attend this event if you are interested in cyber security and wish to have an opportunity to learn about digital security as well as related hardware and software.

About the Instructor:
Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

Programming Defensively

Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about defensive programming. Understand how software is written effectively, what to look for when checking security, and how to verify that you are following good practices. This will not be an introduction to computer programming but will be a discussion of how to write software properly with a focus on security and safety.

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

Your Instructor: Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

Illegal Commerce and The Net

Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about crypto currencies, online trade, and where data is sold. What does a criminal do after they get your information? This two hour meeting will focus on providing a simplified and easy to follow explanation of the black markets that operate around the world on the internet. Find out about the supposed layers of the internet, how to use tor, and why bitcoin is as important for legitimate trade as it is for criminals.

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

Your Instructor: Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

Operational Security and Data Gathering
Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about Operational Security and Information Gathering. We will be discussing the importance of data assurance, the difference between assurance and privacy, and what tools we can use today to encrypt or verify data as appropriate. This two hour meeting will focus on providing a simplified and easy to follow explanation of how data should be safe guarded and what steps we can take to keep it trust worthy.

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

Your Instructor:
Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

plug securityJoin the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about real world exploits used in the wild to gain unauthorized access to computers. We will be discussing Brute Force Attacks, Man-In-The-Middle attacks (DNS hijacking), Social Engineering, and Web Application Exploits targeting popular CMS like WordPress. This two hour meeting will focus on providing simplified and easy to follow explanations of the methods used to attack your servers and how you can better prepare yourself to mitigate the risks.
 

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

We will be holding our new security meeting on April 11th at 7pm.

In this meeting we will learn about Virtual Private Networks, Proxies, and Tor. We will be discussing new developments on who can sell your data, how that data is gathered, and what these tools can do for you. Traffic obfuscation is not a silver bullet for anonymization. This two hour meeting will focus on providing a simplified and easy to follow explanation of online privacy, the technologies involved in masking or revealing users, and what a VPN or Tor can do for you.

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

For more information see our meeting information page.
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