Security tools for journalists (Security Track)
This hands-on class aims to teach journalists with any knowledge base how to identify their unique threat model and develop a security protocol — regarding secure communication, data storage, and browsing — accordingly. From addressing low-hanging fruit to mitigating sophisticated threats, the tools discussed in this session will introduce journalists to essential concepts in digital security and privacy.
This session is good for: Anyone interested in securing their devices. Bring your own laptop and phone to the workshop.
This session was planned in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
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.
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