Infosec reporting (Security Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Kate Conger of Gizmodo; J.M. Porup of CSO; Martin Shelton of Independent; Kevin Collier of BuzzFeed News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

As “The Cyber” becomes a larger part of everyday existence, certain reporters have begun to cover the world of hackers, vulnerabilities and information security as their regular beat. How do the best reporters cover the topic with enough digital savvy to get the facts straight, while writing with enough clarity and even intrigue to hold the audience?

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.

  • Kate Conger is a senior reporter at Gizmodo, covering privacy, security, and tech policy. @kateconger

  • J.M. Porup is a natsec/infosec reporter and a journosec consultant. A programmer, sysadmin, and security geek since 2002, J.M. prototyped new security tools as part of the Berkman Klein Assembly 2017 security incubator at Harvard Univeresity, and currently mentors the AI-focused Assembly 2018 incubator. J.M. reported from Colombia for many years during that country's civil war, and speaks Spanish fluently with a hilarious gringo-Colombian accent.

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

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