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Threat Modeling for Journalists

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Helping reporters in Australia to protect their data and information sources. General overview of threats to journalists and their work.

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Threat Modeling for Journalists

  1. 1. Privacy for Journalists • https://privacyforjournalists.org.au • @PrivacyJournAU Community for helping reporters protect their information sources from: • Metadata collection and retention • Targeted surveillance • Corporate hacking
  2. 2. Threat Modeling Systematic approach to analyse: • Who you adversary is? • What they can do? • How you can protect yourself?
  3. 3. Adversaries The Government Corporate Hackers Cyber Criminals Casual Eavesdroppers
  4. 4. What they are after? The Government • Finding your info sources • What you talk about with your info source Corporate Hackers • Finding your info sources • What you talk about with your info source
  5. 5. What they are after? (II.) Cyber Criminals • Bank details, passwords Casual Eavesdropper • Opportunistic (e.g. lost USB drive)
  6. 6. Different approaches required The Government • Finding your info sources • Hiding the metadata • What you talk about with your info source • Encrypt everything Corporate Hackers • Finding your info sources • What you talk about with your info source • Compartmentalisation • Protect your computer from malware • Two-factor auth
  7. 7. Different approaches required (II.) Cyber Criminals • Bank details, passwords • Anti-malware • Two-factor auth Casual Eavesdropper • Opportunistic (e.g. lost USB drive) • Drive encryption
  8. 8. Further Reading https://privacyforjournalists.org.au/ threat-modeling-for-journalists

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