Security: Bulletproofing the digital newsroom

  • Event: 2016 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Jorge Luis Sierra of Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers; Mike Tigas of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 17 at 10:15am
  • Location: Salon F-H
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Learn what investigative journalists and their newsrooms can do to protect their information and communications' integrity from cyber attacks, espionage and eavesdropping launched by corrupt governments, criminal organizations or a combination of both. These skills and tools are a must to learn for digital newsrooms that rely on the internet and mobile phones to work.

Speaker Bios

  • Jorge Luis Sierra works at the intersection of technology, investigative journalism, and cybersecurity. He created salama.io, a risk assessment web application for journalists and human rights defenders. He leads the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, a non-profit organization based in Edinburg, Texas, and is the director of the Investigative Reporting Border Hub, a project focusing in data-driven stories on corruption issues at the U.S. – Mexico border.

  • Mike is a hacker-journalist at ProPublica, where he works on news applications, network infrastructure, and digital security. Outside of ProPublica he is a core contributor to the Tor Project, working on censorship-circumventing mobile apps. He was an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Studio20 digital journalism program and was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow. @mtigas

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