Hands-on: Secure communication

  • Event: 2017 Vancouver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Jorge Luis Sierra of Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers; Jon Festinger of The Centre for Digital Media
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 20 at 5:00pm
  • Location: News Media Lab Room 102
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Protecting your work, your sources and whistle blowers against prying eyes is not easy in a digital world where hackers are king. This session covers encryption, PGP, secure drops and other tools for protecting your email, your computer and your research. 

Speaker Bios

  • Jorge Luis is the co-founder and president of the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, a non-profit organization based in Edinburg Texas. He is leading the Investigative Reporting Border Hub project to produce data-driven stories on corruption issues at both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. He is an expert on cybersecurity and developed the Salama web application for journalists to conduct a risk assessment and improve their security posture.

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