Let's monitor the government - UK Edition

A workshop from EMF 2018 by Elger / "Stitch"

On Saturday September 1, 2018 at in Workshop 2

The goal of this workshop is to create a comprehensive overview of the UK government and their online services. Ultimately pushing them to better secure their services and thus protecting your privacy.

After a short introduction you'll be surfing the web, finding names, addresses and urls of the UK government and adding them to the map. They will automatically be scanned for basic security. If all is well, they are shown green, otherwise orange or red. Expect a lot of red.

The results of our work will be sent to various press agencies in the UK. We hope they start asking questions about the sad state of security. This causes responsible organizations to wake up and adopt better practices, securing your data and privacy. We've seen this work in the Netherlands.

You can expect: It's a lot of fun to see the amount of data grow, and more terribleness appear. Club Mate will be provided. The hunt is on!

Requirements: This workshop is suitable for anyone with basic computer knowledge. Bring your own laptop / tablet / smartphone.

All data gathered is published publicly in easy to consume formats. The software running this is fully open source and available on gitlab. You can see an example of the Netherlands: https://faalkaart.nl.