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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, March 17, 2011

Filed at 2:19 pm March 15, 2011 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation for our ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 will be:

“Protecting Privacy, Identity & Systems with GnuPG”
presented by David Tomaschik

*** Video of this presentation is now available for download or streaming
under the file name “ale-20110317-gpg-tomaschik.mp4” at these URL’s:
A member has also posted a torrent at Amazon S3:
File is ~443MB as h.264 encode in an mp4 wrapper.
Slides alone are available at SystemOverlord.com
For more on the math & history of public key encryption, gpg and pgp, visit:

— GnuPG is a GPL-licensed implementation of the OpenPGP standard,
first popularized by free (as in beer) and commercial implementations
known as PGP. GPG is used in encrypted e-mail, signed documents,
software package management, and even for SSH authentication.
If you are interested in protecting your privacy, your identity, your
software downloads, or in using one tool to manage SSH keys and
digital signatures, come and see how GPG can help you meet your goals.
We’ll also talk about best practices and options for using hardware
smartcards to protect your keys in your GPG usage.

— David is a system administrator and Drupal developer at Kennesaw
State University. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a M.S. in
Information Security from Georgia Tech. When he’s not at the computer
(a rare event), he enjoys sci-fi books and movies and amateur

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at