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SecureDrop Workstation: Handling unsafe documents safely


Conor Schaefer is the Chief Technology Officer at Freedom of the Press Foundation, overseeing development of SecureDrop and other engineering projects.

In this talk, Conor talks about the SecureDrop Workstation, designed to improve how journalists communicate with sources in a high-security environment. The SecureDrop Workstation is designed to manage sensitive source material safely, including viewing, archiving, and processing documents. The talk reviews the results of the recent security audit focusing on the Workstation, and outlines future directions for the project as it approaches general availability.


3 years, 2 months ago

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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


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