Digital Security for Journalists

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February 06, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Digital Security for Journalists
Originally Broadcast On:
February 06, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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How safe is the information you gather? Cyberattacks in the form of an innocuous message could lead to theft. Government agents searching for a leak might pry through emails with confidential sources.

Journalists must learn to address these and other digital threats to protect your sources and stories.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to keeping your information safe, and no single tool will make you secure. But you can develop a plan that identifies your specific risks and meets your needs. In this Webinar, you'll learn how use threat-modeling as an integrated approach to designing your own security plan.

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What Will I Learn:
  • The basic questions you need to answer to determine your security needs
  • How security threats vary depending on what you’re working on and where you’re working on it
  • How to use a threat model to design a security plan, including determining which tools and services you should use
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, producers and editors who work on potentially sensitive stories, IT staff, data journalists and anyone interested in digital security.

Course Instructor:

Jonathan Stray

Jonathan Stray leads the Overview Project for the Associated Press, a Knight News Challenge-funded visualization system to help investigative journalists make sense of very large document sets, and teaches computational journalism at Columbia University. Formerly he was an interactive editor at the Associated Press, a freelance reporter in Hong Kong, and a senior computer scientist at Adobe Systems. He has contributed stories to The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Wired and China Daily.

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