Cybersecurity and Journalism Workshop

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


How do journalists in Scotland and Australia understand and navigate cybersecurity risks? Where do cybersecurity threats to journalists come from? Does the law help or hinder them? Where do journalists go for cybersecurity support and resources?

In this workshop findings from research projects funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (led by LRCFS Professor Angela Daly, with Dr David McMenemy, University of Glasgow and Dr Elaine Robinson, University of Dundee) and Deakin University (led by Dr Monique Mann and Dr Diarmaid Harkin) exploring Scotland- and Australia-based journalists' experiences and encounters with cybersecurity and surveillance in their day-to-day practices were presented.

Insights from this research were published in the form of two reports (one on Australia and one on Scotland), it involved the following international experts:

• Nik Sunil Williams - Index on Censorship

• Dr Lokman Tsui - Citizen Lab

• Alan Greig - BRIM Centre

• Anjuli Shere - Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council

A link to the Scotland report:
Period28 Sept 2022
Event titleCybersecurity and Journalism Workshop
Event typeWorkshop
Degree of RecognitionInternational