Workshops On Anonymous Communications, Data Security And Protection Of Sources for Journalists & NGOs
The objective of this workshop is to help journalists and NGOs understand and familiarize themselves with the risks posed by information technologies and the modern means of communication, when using laptops, digital tablets, smartphones, USB drives and other means for storing data, including fixed telephone networks and mobile web applications. Those workshops will combine theoretical and practical aspects.
What is the correct behavior regarding information security and protection of sources and other sensitive data? How do you minimize risk for your sources and contacts? How do you prepare for a trip abroad, or when traveling in sensitive areas? How can governments or private companies track you and what steps can you take to protect yourself?
The mean goal of this workshop is to teach you the “behavior” before “the tools”, in the way to make you able to adopt multiple lines/layers of defense and to not repose on the technology only to protect yourself and your data… After the workshop you might to be able to identify your needs in term of knowledge, and to be able, as well, to “reduce your risk’s exposure”
“There is no single solution for keeping yourself safe online. Digital security isn’t about which tools you use; rather, it’s about understanding the threats you face and how you can counter those threats. To become more secure, you must determine what you need to protect, and whom you need to protect it from. Threats can change depending on where you’re located, what you’re doing, and whom you’re working with. Therefore, in order to determine what solutions will be best for you, you should conduct a threat modeling assessment.” [EFF]
- What is the correct behavior to adopt regarding information security and protection of sources or other sensitive data? What programs to use and how to protect communications and exchange of information on the Web?
- When and what to encrypt? What steps to take when using a mobile phone? How to prepare for a trip abroad, or when traveling in sensitive areas? What are the potential traps to avoid?
- How are you traceable? by computer, laptop, mobile phone and Smartphone? What traces do you leave? How can governments and some private companies track you today?
- Social Engineering and Social Networks: how to avoid your social presence revealing too much about you, your contacts and your «friends»? What are the methods commonly used to «penetrate» a social network? How can you reduce privacy risks?
For more information have a look on the Workshop Contents page