Introduction to Digital Security & Privacy: Terminology and Concepts
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Privacy is essential for individuals and democracy as a whole – and the only real way to achieve this is with strong encryption. The target audience for this video is anyone who wants to keep their communications truly private. This could be personal information or intellectual property – the solutions are the same.
Why privacy is important, not just for individuals but for democracy and society
The basics of encryption and how it is essential for privacy
The difference between data at rest and data in motion
How data travels between computers/devices on the internet
The trade-offs between security, convenience, and cost
How to set up truly secure and private communications
What You Will Learn
Define privacy and why it’s so important
Discover how the internet really works
Gain an understanding of cryptography and encryption
Set up secure email, messaging, and file sharing
Enable secure and private web browsing (HTTPS, VPNs, and DNS over HTTPS)
Who This Video Is For
Anyone who wants to keep their communications truly private.
See how to get maximum privacy with end-to-end encryption in this video for anyone who wants to keep their communications truly private.
About The Author
Carey Parker CIPM was born and raised in Indiana, an only child who loved to tear apart his electronic toys and reassemble them in interesting ways. He began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and learned that you could get paid to do this stuff—it was called electrical engineering! After obtaining both bachelor and masters degrees in electrical engineering, Carey launched his career in telecommunications software development at Bell Northern Research (aka the “Big Nerd Ranch”). Over the next 20 years, he wrote software for multiple companies, large and small, and lived in various cities across the southern United States. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, Carey became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he began combining his passion for computers, cybersecurity, and fantasy novels with his long-time desire to write a book, and the result is Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons (Apress, 2020). This eventually launched a blog, newsletter, and weekly podcast of the same name.
About this video
- Carey Parker
- Online ISBN
- Total duration
- 1 hr 4 min
- Copyright information
- © Carey Parker 2021
Hi there. My name’s Carey Parker and welcome to my class, Maximum Privacy with End-to-End Encryption, Learn to Keep Communications Private. Today I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to communicate with anyone else on the internet with maximum security and complete privacy. Today we’re going to start off by learning some basic terminology and concepts just to make sure that we’re all on the same page. Then I need to tell you a little bit about how the internet works because to know how to keep things secure, you kind of need to know how information travels from point A to point B on the internet.
Next I’m going to talk about how we use encryption and other cryptographic technologies to keep our communications secure. Then I’m going to actually walk you through some specific tools and considerations for things like email, messaging, and sending files across the internet, including listing off some tools that I specifically recommend. And finally, I’ll cover a couple last topics to make sure that we’re keeping everything locked down tight.
Really quickly before we start, let me give you a little bit of my background. I’ve got a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. I’ve been a software engineer for a little over 27 years and I just recently retired. I’m also the author of a book on security and privacy called Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons, a step-by-step guide to computer security and privacy for non-techies, and I have a weekly podcast of the same name. I believe everybody today needs to know the bare basics about computer security and privacy. And my mission and my passion is to explain this to as many people as possible. And so today I’m going to tell you how to keep your communications on the internet completely private using end-to-end encryption.