Risky research: Investigating on the deep web (Security Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Neena Kapur of The New York Times; Margot Williams of ICIJ; Kevin Collier of BuzzFeed News
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Doing research for in-depth investigations can be dicey, digitally-speaking. Learn how to compartmentalize your internet-based research while keeping your identity private, your computer clean and your data safe.

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

Speaker Bios

  • Kevin Collier is the cybersecurity correspondent at BuzzFeed News's national security desk, where he covers nation-state hacking, intelligence agencies, tech policy, and how hackers interact with governments. He's previously written for Politico, the Daily Beast, New York Magazine, and Gizmodo, among others. He's from West Virginia, lives in New York, spends too much time in DC. @kevincollier.

  • Neena Kapur is currently a senior information security analyst at The New York Times, where she implements innovative solutions to combat modern threats targeting journalists and the media industry. Neena previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a cyber threat intelligence analyst, where she researched cybercriminal activity. Neena is passionate about finding interdisciplinary solutions for issues at the intersection of technology, security, and policy. @neenahyena

  • Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated Iraq war contractors and followed the money (and private jets and yachts) of mayors, governors, senators, oligarchs, presidential candidates and ex-presidents at ICIJ, NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. 

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