Defense against the dark arts: Security for you and your sources

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jeff Larson of The Markup; Mike Tigas of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 10
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Keeping your communications with sources secure is a vital part of your job as a journalist. But it's hard to know where to start and most of us don't have time to learn secure software well enough to trust it. We'll show you what you can do to secure yourself even if you have only a minute, or 10 minutes, and point you to further resources.

This session is good for: Anyone.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeff Larson is the managing editor of The Markup a non profit investigative news organization illuminating how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact people and society. He is a Peabody Award winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and past recipient of a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He previously worked at ProPublica and The Nation.

  • Mike is a hacker-journalist at ProPublica, where he works on news applications, network infrastructure, and digital security. Outside of ProPublica he is a core contributor to the Tor Project, working on censorship-circumventing mobile apps. He was an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Studio20 digital journalism program and was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow. @mtigas

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