May7at7 2020 – Basic computer protection and security of messengers and video conference

Thursday, 7. May 2020
19:00 - 21:00
Langstrasse 200, Zurich

With the current restrictions on movement, digitalisation is experiencing an incredible boost. Home schooling, online doctor’s visits and video conferences from morning till night were still a distant future for many of us until a few weeks ago – now they are shaping our everyday lives. With the shift of our social contacts to the Internet, the protection of our personal data has taken on a more important role.

The Digitale Gesellschaft will therefore offer several online courses on digital self-defense as part of the 7at7 series. Every 7th of the month at 7pm we address a different aspect of digital self-defense.

In the first part of May’s workshop, we will look at basic computer protection and discuss topics such as passwords, backups and hard disk encryption. In the second part we will look at various tools (e-mail, messenger and video conferencing) and evaluate them in terms of data protection and data security but also in terms of sustainability and handling. This introductory course in digital self-defense will last about 90 minutes. Afterwards there will be time for questions and discussions.

The workshops on digital self-defense will take place on the BigBlueButton web conferencing and e-learning server hosted by Digitale Gesellschaft.

The exact address will be provided after an e-mail registration at 7(at)

Note: Presentation language is German, but participation in English for comments and questions is possible.