February 2018 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our February 2018 meeting is set for Saturday, February 10th, starting at 2:00pm, We’ll gather at Pumping Station: One.

SecureDrop - Developing and hosting a security-critical web application

SecureDrop Logo

For this month we invite you to join Freddy Martinez and members of the ChicagoLUG to learn about SecureDrop. SecureDrop is a free software whistle-blower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from, and communicate with, anonymous sources.

Freddy will share details about why this project exists, particularly in addressing issues of mass surveillance and how surveillance impacts source protection. He will cover the SecureDrop technical stack, some of the approaches that developers take to harden the application, and will also share some of the current and future work around the project.

In attending, you’ll not only learn about SecureDrop, but will learn important approaches in hardening security-critical applications.


If this sounds good to you and you plan to join us, kindly RSVP. RSVP’s are not required, but are encouraged to help us with planning our food order for the event. You can RSVP on our Meetup page.


We will have food! Probably pizza! At least a few of us typically bring some beverage to share, as well. We’re a community-run organization, so we recommend bringing a few dollars if you’d like to partake of the food. No one will be denied a slice of tasty pizza for inability to chip-in, though.