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Upcoming Events

OWASP Austin Chapter Meeting August 25th, 2020

When: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Online @ Zoom</a>!

Title: Strong network anonymity with mixnets

This talk will motivate the need for anonymity at the network layer and introduce basic anonymity concepts and metrics that are applicable to communication settings. We will review the relevant adversary models and introduce mixnets, a type of anonymous communication system that protects communications against more powerful adversaries than Tor. We will explain the different features that need to be considered when designing mixnet routing protocols and introduce the Nym mixnet architecture, which is currently being developed and implemented by Nym Technologies SA and already available as a testnet.


Claudia Diaz is Chief Scientist of Nym Technologies SA and an Associate Professor at the COSIC research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at the KU Leuven, where she leads the Privacy Technologies Team. She holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Vigo (Spain, 2000), and a Ph.D. in Engineering at the KU Leuven (Belgium, 2005). Her research is focused on the design, analysis, and applications of technologies to protect online privacy, and in particular technologies that offer protection for metadata to prevent traffic analysis, tracking, localisation, or behavioral profiling. Detailed information is available here: https://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~cdiaz/

RSVP: Eventbrite

Zoom Meeting: Coming soon

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CANCELLED - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour, August 13, 2020

Businesses have begun to open up locally in Austin, and our venue for the happy hour is available. However, they are operating under limited capacity. Due to some logistic challenges with the limited capacity, we have decided to cancel happy hour. We will evaluate in mid month for decision to have the happy hour next month.

We wish everyone to stay safe and be informed. More information on COVID-19 available at www.cdc.gov.

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From the LASCON 2020 Planning Team:

It is with heavy heart that we are cancelling LASCON for 2020.

The highlight of LASCON has always been the community of people that meet for learning and sharing for the days of the conference. Due to the uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic, the planning team has made the difficult decision to cancel LASCON for 2020 in its entirety. While we did consider going virtual with the conference, we determined we could not provide the community atmosphere that makes LASCON special. We are now winding down LASCON for 2020 and looking ahead to LASCON in 2021.

All advance ticket purchases will be refunded in full, and funds will be credited back via the original method of purchase. Sponsors will be contacted directly with additional details.

For those who have submitted their talks and training as part of our CFP and CFT, we want to express our appreciation of your willingness to contribute to LASCON 2020 and help to make it a successful event. While we will not have an event this year, we wish that you consider submitting your talk or training as part of our CFP and CFT for LASCON 2021 when we make those available.

Any questions should be directed to [email protected]

We thank you for all the support we receive from the community, and we look forward to hosting you once again for an awesome LASCON in 2021

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