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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

Though the tools and advice are applicable to online safety in general, the session is particularly targeted at journalists and journalism students.

Limited to 20 places. First come, first served.

C. Orange

Orange is a Newcastle-born Digital Technologist with specialisms in Privacy and Security. Currently working at Reckon Digital, Orange supports and assists NGOs, Investigative Journalists and in digital forensics.
  • 21 October 2023 10.30–11.45 BST (UK time)
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