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Wednesday, November 20 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
PANEL: Cybersecurity and Media: All the News That's Fit to Protect?

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It's no longer possible to be in the news media without being security savvy.

Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, FBI subpoenas of reporters' phone records, and frequent hack attacks directed against news organizations -- all of these prove that we're living in a time when journalists need cybersecurity skills. 

Whether to protect the sacred bond between reporters and sources or to protect the credibility and availability of a major news website, those in the media must know what security tools are available and how to use them. And the security industry must know what journalists need, and how existing tools fall short.Cybersecurity and Media: All the News That's Fit to Protect?  

In this panel, reporters and IT pros will describe how security issues have affected them. We'll discuss leading-edge software and best practices to protect the newsroom. And we'll create a wishlist for the software and services needed to protect journalism's role as the 24/7, real-time, global clearinghouse of the information economy. 


Moderators
avatar for Dylan Tweney

Dylan Tweney

Executive Editor, VentureBeat
Dylan Tweney is Executive Editor of VentureBeat (http://venturebeat.com), an independent tech news site that reaches 5 million readers per month. Previously, he was senior editor at Wired.com, where he was responsible for the site’s gadget news and product reviews from 2008 to 2011, and launched the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Carbonne

Michael Carbonne

| | Michael is Manager of Tech Policy and Programs at Access, an international human rights organization fighting to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. There he manages projects that analyze digital attacks on civil society and media organizations, support the development of innovative secure communications technologies, and provide preventative advice to civil society organizations and human rights defenders in staying digitally secure. Prior to Access, he worked at the intersection of technology and journalism at a number of international nonprofits and local news organizations, including the International Reporting Project, the Bertelsmann Foundation's FutureChallenges, and the bilingual local news site HNC News Community. He has also worked on various communications and information policy issues at the State Department. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael received his bachelor's degrees from the University of Chicago in Mathematics and East Asian Languages... Read More →
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Rajiv Pant

CTO, New York Times
Rajiv Pant is Chief Technology Officer & VP at The New York Times. Prior to his promotion to CTO, Rajiv joined The Times as Vice President of Digital Technology. He supervises a staff of 250+, including the Vice Presidents of Web & Mobile Engineering, CMS & Publishing, and Ecommerce... Read More →
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Gordon Platt

President, GothamMedia
Gordon Platt is the Founder and President of Gotham Media. He is an attorney, television producer and was the Executive Producer of the Poliak Center for First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School. Platt launched Gotham Media in 2007 as a conference company with a focus on innovation in media, technology, advertising, finance and law. Since then, he has transformed the company into a full service strategic communications and marketing... Read More →
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Space Rogue

Strategist, Tenable
Space Rogue and his colleagues created the first security research think tank known as L0pht Heavy Industries and was a co-founder of the Internet security consultancy @Stake. While at L0pht Heavy Industries Space Rogue created the widely popular Hacker News Network, which quickl... Read More →
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Nico Sell

CEO & Co-Founder, Wickr/r00tz
Nico Sell is a professional artist, athlete and entrepreneur based in California.  She is CEO and cofounder of r00tz and Wickr.  Wickr is a free messaging app enabling anyone to send self-destructing messages that are anonymous, private, and secure.  r00tz is a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids how to love being white-hat... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Salon 1 (5th Floor Ballroom) NY Marriott Marquis

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