Securing data and communications

  • Event: 2017 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jorge Luis Sierra of Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 4 at 9:00am
  • Location: River Terrace 1
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Are your sources’ identities at risk? Are you handling sensitive information? Do you need to protect your data from digital espionage? Do you need to encrypt your communication with editors and sources? Are you under technical attack? In two hours, your information security skills will go to the next level. Use a digital security toolbox and learn how to store, send and receive sensitive information. Bring your computers and mobile phones, and enjoy a cryptoparty at NICAR 2017!

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.

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