I’m Klaus, head of community at CrowdSec.
Some of you may have heard of me and CrowdSec before as I spoke at BSides Prishtina last weekend. It was a really good experience. I enjoyed very much to learn more about the Albanian open source and security community and talking to all the friendly people I met there. So I decided to do it again…
I will be visiting Tirana later this month as I will be speaking at BSides Tirana. I plan to come a few days earlier to visit your cool hackerspace and do a workshop on CrowdSec (which is more than I will be doing at BSides where I will ‘just’ be talking). So if you’re interested in CrowdSec and want to get to know more about it, this is a good opportunity.
I plan to visit Open Labs on May 19 and start the workshop around 18-18.30 (when exactly will be determined soon in collaboration with the Open Labs organizers.
At the workshop I will be talking about the basics of CrowdSec which is a FOSS IDS/IPS; why it was started and which challenges it looks to fight and how it works. Every attendee will be getting two VPS servers where we will install the CrowdSec agent and the NGINX bouncer which we will configure to protect our website using Google reCAPTCHA. We will also look at observability using Metabase and the free-to-use CrowdSec web based console. Every attendee much have their own computer with ssh and know their way around Linux and basic stuff as file editing (or form a two person team with someone who does).
What do you think? Are you interested in joining?