Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert will be hosting a Hot Docs Workshop on filmmaker security titled “Keep Your Film Close and Your Enemies Closer” on May 4th from 1:00-3:00pm at Northrup Frye Hall room 004, at the University of Toronto. The event is part of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, being held in Toronto in April and May 2017.
How can you protect yourself, your documentary subject or your sensitive data in the digital age? It’s a responsibility that intensifies when documenting vulnerable subjects, conflict zones or repressive communities. Ron Deibert presents case studies on targeted digital attacks, discusses how photojournalists and documentary filmmakers may become increasingly targeted by highly sophisticated threat actors, and answers your questions on how to mitigate these risks.