Demo: Security tools for journalists (Security Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jorge Luis Sierra of Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Clark
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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

Speaker Bios

  • 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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