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#misec Southfield meeting
July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What would you do if you forgot your master password? What data do you want accessible by family in the case of death or incapacitation? What do you want your online legacy to look like? Following the death of his technologist uncle in 2017, JT saw first hand just how difficult it was for his father to get access to critical documents, decades of photos and videos, and shut down social media accounts. He aims to fix that for himself.
When using password managers, multi-factor authentication, and strong encryption, it will be difficult to pass on our legacy should the worst happen. We may wish our next-of-kin to notify our online friends and social networks, have access to pictures, and know what we want done with our dozens of domains. As information security practitioners we know how to lock things down, but we don’t always have a plan for others to unlock the necessary data in our lives should that be required. While morbid, it’s an important consideration.In this talk, we will discuss ways to silo data and accounts into what we want to pass on and that which will go to the grave with us. Additionally, we will cover the legal, administrative, and technical controls around personal data security, and some ideas you can take with you as you plan your “digital estate.”
About the speaker: JT is a freelance software developer with a decade of experience. While primarily working in the mobile application space, he has been transitioning to information security. 2020 JT blames middle school JT for watching too many cyber crime films and wanting to be a “CIA hacker” when he grew up.In addition to development and application security, JT has a passion for digital privacy. He is a frequent contributor to local security communities such as #misec and provides consultation to political organizers, journalists, legal observers, and the public on privacy strategy.