Why leading news organizations use SecureDrop to communicate with sources

SecureDrop is an open source whistleblower submission system news organizations can install to safely and anonymously receive documents and tips from sources. It is used at over 50 news organizations worldwide, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, The New Yorker, and The Intercept. If you would like to quickly get a feel for the user experience, you can try the demonstration instance on the open web. You can read more about the advantages of the SecureDrop architecture below:

How to install SecureDrop at your organization

To install SecureDrop, we have published comprehensive documentation for the required hardware, the technical skills required for a SecureDrop administrator at your news outlet, and step-by-step instructions for setting it up. All of that documentation can be found here.

The installation procedure for SecureDrop can be complicated, but the SecureDrop team can help. Once you've read through the installation documents and the Frequently Asked Questions, you can reach out to us using the form here for assistance.