DHAC Level 1
Digital Hygiene and Awareness Course 23-02
Introduction to Secure Phones, Linux Computers, and Digital Tech Hardening
Saturday/Sunday, 11-12 March 2023
Course Description: Two full days of lecture and demonstrations covering a wide range of current common technology and how to harden your digital existence on and offline. Learn techniques to dramatically improve your privacy, security and a crash course introduction to learning custom secure ROM Android phones and Linux Operating System computers. Areas of discussion include general Cybersecurity, Fundamentals of Networking, Digital Privacy and Security and a test drive of many useful Software and Hardware Applications to lock down and control your data.
Location: Auburn, WA area
Materials needed for class:
-Note taking materials as desired
-Optional: 8GB or larger size USB drive, SSD or SD card (new in original packaging if you want to receive a custom LinuxOS) *Must be new in packaging due to security reasons
-Camera equipment as desired (you are welcome to film audio/video as long as you are willing to share the footage with me for educational and promotional use.
0800-1700 both days: Introduction to cellular technology and understanding of how cell phones collect information about us. Basic networking principles are applied throughout the day as we discuss the most potent tools and methods to protect ourselves online, and prevent data loss and data collection on us. Demonstration and discussion of custom hardware devices and software applications to use for maximum privacy and security.
Cost: Course registration fee is $200 per person, please sign up/RSVP in advance to lock in your seat by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your first/last name, and payment preference, we accept cash, check credit/debit card or cryptocurrency.
Alternatively, you can register on your own at the following link and reserve your seat at:
Class size will be limited to approximately 20 people.
Once you sign up using the link, or RSVP via email, we will send you more course prerequisite materials to read over to better understand the course beforehand. Although not required, this extra material may prove helpful to you for the class, and further on as you explore your own privacy journey. At the end of the course, we will provide each student with access to a plethora of free content including custom operating systems, resources for phones and computer hardware, resources for more learning on each topic and much more.
DHAC Level 1 course is a very fast paced, and extremely packed full, informative weekend. The goal is to have everyone able to spin up a Linux system on their current computer, understand GrapheneOS phones, and use Ventoy with various Operating Systems off of an external drive, as well as understand basic privacy strategies in the digital tech space. Discussion on some of the bigger known threats out there against us. This course will provide you with the basic entry point to an extremely wide range of topics, with some core ‘must have’ know hows to go over in some detail to get your own digital life kickstarted towards a more hardened existence. The course is perfect for the average person that wants to know where to start towards proper digital hygiene and data leak prevention.
We want to maximize our privacy, freedom and security while using tech without being abused by Big Tech products that are in common use. We all know something is wrong with our technology, and what it’s doing to us, what is being collected on us, but don’t quite know what to do about it. This course will guide you into a very rapid deployment of many, many strategies to increase your own security, privacy and freedom.