Securing data and communications (Security Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Camille Fassett of Freedom of the Press Foundation; Martin Shelton of Independent; Jorge Luis Sierra of Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

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? This session will introduce you to a digital security toolbox that can help you store, send and receive sensitive information. 

This session was planned in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Speaker Bios

  • Camille Fassett is a reporter at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, where she writes about attacks on the press, surveillance, and privacy. Her interests include computers, the Freedom of Information Act, and government transparency. @camfassett 

  • Martin Shelton is a researcher who learns from, and works with journalists on their digital security habits. @mshelton

  • 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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