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Sep 17, 2018
Newsroom Security in the US and Abroad
Northwest Academy

In the past decade, media organizations and newsrooms have become high value targets for digital attacks. Whether it is governments purchasing spyware to illegally surveil reporters in the diaspora, like the government of Ethiopia has been caught doing twice, or information campaigns to discredit news sources, newsrooms have become targets of government 'cyber warfare'.

Norman Shamas will lead a conversation on some of the current threats and the state of security in newsrooms in the US and around the globe (primary focus on South Africa) followed by a conversation on a new training guide for US-based newsrooms([1]), which Norman helped write.

This month's TA3M will be interactive and an open discussion. If you are interested in walking through any of the modules during the meeting, please post a comment in the discussion or send the organizer a message through Meetup.


Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Presentation 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

Speaker bio:

Norman Shamas is an activist and educator whose work focuses on human-centered information and digital security and privacy.

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