Introduction to digital security

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Harlo Holmes of Freedom of the Press Foundation
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 10:15am
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This demo aims to teach journalists of 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.

Speaker Bios

  • Harlo Holmes is the Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public at large. She is a media scholar, software programmer, and activist; and contributes regularly to the open source mobile security collective The Guardian Project.

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