I've been meaning to send a callout to see if anyone's up for participating in a rotating cryptoparty facilitation crew. Happy to advise on my experience co-facilitating them for about 2 years, and provide our handouts and materials, but I no longer have the capacity to facilitate them regularly.
Although I'm generally in favor of giving crypto-parties, I'm not in favor of helping RSA conference with anything. There has been widespread outrage in the crypto community at RSA (the org who runs the conference), who it was revealed in March last year was paid $10million by the NSA to prioritize the Dual_EC_DRBG random number generator in their BSAFE crypto library. Dual_EC_DRBG was analysed by the crypto community and found to be unsafe and possibly even backdoored.
So in short, I'm opposed to organizing anything with RSA and discourage anyone from doing the same on ethical grounds.
On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:06:03 -0700, Matthew Senate wrote:
> In case anyone on the firstname.lastname@example.org list is interested in
> this, see message below sent to email@example.com
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: camden murtagh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 12:47 PM
> Subject: [sudo-info] CryptoParty
> To: email@example.com
> My name is Camden Murtagh and I am with the RSA Conference, the leading
> global conference in everything cyber security. It is a 5 day conference
> held in San Francisco around the end of February where the leaders of the
> industry come to discuss the current state of Cyber Security. I am looking
> to put on a Cryptoparty during one of the nights of the conference and
> after looking over your website I was wondering if you guys feel you'd be
> equipped and or interested in hosting a cryptoparty at the conference. If
> not would you be able to point me in the direction of someone who would be
> able to help me out.
> Thank you for your time.
> - Camden
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