Digital security preparation for reporting abroad

  • Event: 2017 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Olivia Martin of Freedom of the Press Foundation
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 2 at 2:15pm
  • Location: City Terrace 8
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You're traveling abroad to cover a story: What steps can you take to secure your data, your devices, and your sources before heading to the airport? What are the pros and cons of bringing a burner into the field? How should you send notes to your editor before returning home? This hands-on workshop is designed to address the digital security needs of journalists as they travel overseas. Participants can expect to demo a number of software solutions and security practices — with particular focus paid to mobile and desktop security and file encryption.

Speaker Bios

  • Olivia Martin is a Digital Security Fellow at Freedom of the Press Foundation. A graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, her professional work focuses on researching and delivering digital security trainings to journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. She has spent years in newsrooms as a designer and editor, and uses this experience to aid in assessing the evolving needs of journalists in today's media landscape. @_olivemartini_

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