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 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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