Our Vision

is a society where everyone can defend their privacy

Events

We engage the community with exciting talks and workshops about privacy and security

Projects

We produce tools, techniques and informative websites to help citizens defend their privacy

Library

Our organisation provides a wealth of resources on privacy and security

Local

We now have multi-city presence across Australia. Sydney and Melbourne. More cities to follow.

Our Events


Digital Self-Defence & Privacy

CryptoAUSTRALIA Digital Self-Defence & Privacy empowers citizens to embrace technology to help preserve their right to privacy. Our group achieves this by providing practical information on tools, processes and policy (need to think about appropriate terms) allowing citizens that are new to privacy concepts to quickly adopt and adapt to a privacy environment.

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CryptoAus

These events involve speakers with exciting things to say about the latest challenges of information security and privacy. Each session is followed by an engaging Q&A where the audience could ask their questions from the presenter and engage in the conversation. This format also features in-depth technical workshops.

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Our Projects


Privacy for Journalists

Privacy for Journalists is a website that helps investigative journalists protect their information sources

The site features a wealth of information on various encryption and security tools. The easy-to-follow guides were written with the journalist community in mind.

The website is also available in Portugese for helping the journalist community in Brazil

UnblockOz

UnblockOz helps the general public in Australia reclaim their unfiltered Internet access

This informative website provide a wide-range of tips and tricks on choosing safe, secure and privacy-respecting DNS and VPN services.

Our Team


Gabor Szathmari
President

Gabor is a passionate privacy, open government and free speech advocate. He is helping organisations with their information security challenges in his professional life.

Nick Kavadias
Treasurer

Nick is data engineer and recent law graduate. Since 1999 he has worked for a variety of different businesses including several Australian ISPs, the financial services industry and technology start-ups.

He hopes to solve the impedeance mismatch between law and technology by educating legal and tech professionals alike.

Aiza Kamar
Secretary

Aiza is a respected SCADA professional with over a decade industry experience

Ed Yuwono
Director of Strategy

Edward is an Information Security strategist providing practical approaches for defending organisations

Roland Wen
Event Coordinator

Roland is a Visiting Fellow at UNSW, so we can't show you his face. He has an unhealthy obsession with privacy, security, cryptography and elections.

Peter Tonoli
Event Coordinator

Peter is passionately concerned with free speech, data privacy, and data sovereignty, and maintains a keen personal interest in all matters pertaining to the internet.

Peter is currently undertaking a Masters of IT Management.

Takahiro Nei
Director of Fundraising

Taka is a serial entrepreneur from Japan with numerous start-up engagements in Chicago, London, Myanmar (Burma), Tokyo and now Sydney.

He is serving as a Director of Fundraising Strategy.

Karissa Breen
Volunteer, Communications

Karissa is a creative individual with a passion for technology and a focus in cyber security