Training Knowledge Share

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Session to synthesize providing support for digital security training efforts

  • Removing conversation from white male dominated space
  • Interested in building training capacity
  • Responsibility around providing security guidance
  • Sharing better resources in newsroom context, figuring out where solidarity fits into this conversation and around threat modeling
  • Roundup post of existing tool kits, tool kits that are going out of date
  • Digital security training and community building in a domestic context
  • Encountering lots of people who want to train, but do not have an audience
  • Education backgrounds, issues with the way that trainings are done
  • Not just what resources are out there, but think about ways to build training approaches that are less “colonial”


  1. Add to wiki list of resources: [TBD]
  2. Organizations, forums, networks to be aware of for those looking for resources for training
  3. Events and meet ups – both local and global level, large and small


How folks who don’t feel like experts engage with events – how can they?

  • Internet Freedom Festival 2017 (Valencia)

Diversity & Inclusion Fund – provides travel support for those with sessions in the final approved program

  • RightsCon 2017 (Brussels)

Not entirely positive on travel support, but large scale gathering of useful and involved folks

  • Allied Media Conference (Detroit)

Collaborative support for attendance, tend to be proactive in outreach to get engaged folks to come


Journalists only, closed network, but can get in if you pitch a session that is accepted


What are the key takeaways from this conversation over the past few days

  • Realization of the shelf life of digisec tools and resources
  • Need to break tool based training models, parachute models
  • We need to make resources and materials more remixable
  • Have help desk resources, trainer help desk for assistance
  • Coming up with language that reflects and fits our movement models
  • Accessibility of information to non-native tech users
  • Language, cultural relevancy, who is actually benefitting from these trainings?
  • How much of a barrier is the localization question and language skills problem
  • New thing! Potential risk of longevity related to tools that we’re recommending? Ex. Signal
  • Keeping software dev projects mission centered and supported
  • Alternative training models?
  • Disentangle “accessibility” and reactionary aspect of Opening Something That Is Closed
  • Become a trainer from within the culture of a movement or community itself
  • Not about delivering a training, its about building a relationship