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U.S. Election Safety Summer: Protecting Against Hacking And Doxing

Learn how to better protect yourself from doxing, hacking, and impersonation during a contentious election season. In this interactive workshop developed by PEN America and Freedom of the Press Foundation, we’ll show you how to audit your social media accounts, tighten your privacy settings, and track your personal information online so you can maintain the public profile you need to do your job.



Harlo Holmes is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public at large. She is a media scholar, software programmer, and activist; and was a regular contributor to the open source mobile security collective The Guardian Project

Viktorya Vilk is the director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America. She created and runs the organization’s programming on digital safety and online abuse defense, which equips writers and journalists with self-defense resources and training, partners with media organizations and publishers to strengthen protections for writers and journalists, and conducts research and advocacy to hold technology companies accountable for online harms. She has over fifteen years of experience working in nonprofits to expand access to the arts and defend creative and press freedom.