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GroundRod Training Series

What is it?

GroundRod Primer is designed to address the fundamental concerns of journalists, concerned citizens, activists, whistle blowers, missionaries and liberty lovers in general, with regard to digital security. Whether hackers, governments, criminals or acts of espionage; our privacy is in serious jeopardy.

You will learn to secure your devices and communications in the following ways:

Properly employ symmetric and asymmetric encryption
Create and safely store powerful passwords
Guard against common criminal and state level intrusion techniques
Recognize unsafe software you are using now and explore safe replacements
Surf the web anonymously
Explore the deep web
Transfer files safely
Communicate securely and privately
Understand and deal with malicious firmware

GroundRod Primer is meant to take the uncertainty and guesswork out of digital security, give you a fundamental base of knowledge to grow from and get you up and running with the highest levels of security available TODAY.

Follow on courses will delve deeper into these subjects and address escape and evasion techniques and other tradecraft.

Training Synopsis – CSG “Groundrod Primer”

Class date April 23rd and 24th

This is the first course of the Groundrod series, which establishes the educational foundation of secure internet and device usage. Taught by K@CSG, from Combat Studies Group, designer of the Libertas tablet.

This course is designed to incorporate a high level of student interaction. You will learn by doing.

* Understanding the current threat models in regards to nefarious collection of:

– Web browsing
– Phone calls
– Emails
– Chat
– Contact lists
– Location
– Private storage/data

* Options to counter the threat:

– Devices, hardware and software
– Human terrain, practicing practical tradecraft

* Implementation techniques

– Personal computer options
– Using a secure laptop successfully
– Using a secure phone / tablet

* Student lab / FTX

– Working in teams
– Establishing comms via secure accounts
– Covering your tracks / forensics

Need to bring:

Personal Laptop
Libertas Tablet (if you have one)
3 USB “thumb drives” (minimum) of at least 4GB capacity
Note taking material

Cost $300 per person

Class being held near Wilkes-Barre PA



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