The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Information Security for Journalists 101

In an era of digital journalism and digital surveillance best encapsulated by the 2013 Snowden leaks and the use of Pegasus surveillance tech to target journalists in Hungary, Greece, and other countries across the globe, the importance of journalists protecting themselves and their sources has never been greater.

In the session, we introduce some of the available strategies and tools to improve our security. We will present the fundamental best-practices that will help you keep your sources, yourself and your stories (in that order) safe and confidential. We will cover:

  • Best practices and communication tools, including threat assessment, compartmentalisation, and secure web browsing
  • Metadata
  • Password management and multi-factor authentication
  • Secure file deletion

Tom Sanderson

Tom Sanderson is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He joined the CIJ in 2014 as Training Coordinator and now oversees all aspects of the CIJ’s training provision and leads on the development of funded projects and initiatives.
  • 21 October 2023 10.30–11.45 BST (UK time)
BST (UK time)