The SecureDrop whistleblower platform has resulted in security research on the project itself, academic research analyzing threats of relevance to SecureDrop, and research inspired by SecureDrop that advances the state of the art of whistleblowing platforms. This page contains links to research papers and reports we're aware of on SecureDrop or research that mentions the project. Please send us a message if you are aware of research that is not mentioned here. Interested in working on research on SecureDrop? Reach out!


Academic Publications

Third-party audits

We get regular third-party audits of SecureDrop and its subcomponents. For transparency, we publish the reports, which can be seen below:

Student Research