Digital Security

Digital Security

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GIJN: How Journalists Are Coping with a Heightened Surveillance Threat

Surveillance Self-Defense
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense guide includes guides to digital security for journalists, including how to use encryption and secure messaging.

Beef up Your Digital Security While Working from Home

IWMF: Coalition on Online Abuse
Resources for women journalists dealing with online abuse.

IJNET: Digital Security Do’s and Don’ts


PRIVACY AND PROTECTING SOURCES

Many of the resources listed here are from Reporters Without Borders 2014 trainings and other sources.

Safety and Security
This vital course teaches you how to protect yourself and your news organization from hacking, digital attacks and censorship. Tools used: Project Shield, uProxy, 2-Step Verification, Password Alert.

How Journalists Can Work from Home Remotely

Google’s Jigsaw
Proxy server and other tools for journalists to stay safe online. Great suite of free tools.

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Digital Security Tools

International Center for Journalists: Digital Security Resources

IJNET: Digital Security Do’s and Don’ts

How to Set Up a Secure Phone
David Koff’s Medium post walks you through the steps. Important for investigative reporters and international correspondents.

ICFJ: How to Convince Journalists That Digital Security is for Them

European Journalism Observatory: Working With Whistleblowers In The Digital Age: New Guidelines
Great tips for investigative journalists on protecting sources.

Last Pass
Password storage and generator tool.

Dashlane
A safe, simple way to store and fill passwords and personal information.

Surveillance Self-Defense
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense guide includes guides to digital security for journalists, including how to use encryption and secure messaging.

1Password
Save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. It’s that simple.

Watch Your Hack
A manual that explains how to protect yourself from hackers, in layman’s terms.

SecurityPlanner.org
Google offers several free security tools for journalists and others.

Doxxing Yourself on the Internet
Great tips from a NICAR 19 panel.

No One Uses Email Anymore
A great slideshow of tips from an IRE 19 panel on how government officials are using private chat apps to communicate rather than email. Makes it harder to FOIA and track those discussions.

Jumbo Privacy + Security
See what Google and digital platforms know about you. Available for iPhone and Android.

GIJN: How Journalists Are Coping with a Heightened Surveillance Threat

Digital Attack Map
A live data visualization that surfaces anonymous attack traffic data so you can explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on any given day.

HideMyAss.com
Use this proxy to surf anonymously online, hide your IP address, secure your internet connection, hide your internet history, and protect your online identity. Price packages as low as $5 a month.

VirusTotal
Run any suspicious files through this free, encrypted tool to detect any viruses.

Tools and Apps: The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley
NY Times reporter discusses apps and tools he uses to cover Silicon Valley, including many tools to protect privacy and sources.

CPJ: Digital Safety – Protecting Against Online Attacks

First Draft News: Covering Coronavirus – Privacy and Security Tips for Journalists

Current Digital Security Resources – Martin Shelton – Medium

Bellingcat’s Open Source Digital Forensics Tools

Better Living Through Online Security and Encryption

Tips to Protect Yourself Against Cyberattacks
Some good tips from Derek Eder, a civic hacker in Chicago. Scroll down the page for the list.

Vox: How to Make Sure Google Deletes Your Data on a Regular Basis

Medium: Digital Security Resources

EFF: Surveillance Self Defense Kit

Salama.io
Digital security risk assessment for journalists and bloggers.

IWMF: Coalition on Online Abuse
Resources for women journalists dealing with online abuse.

First Look Publishes Open Source Journalism Tools for Privacy & Security

Committee to Protect Journalists Security Guide

Securethe.news
Leaderboard of what news websites offer the best security.

OTR (Off the record)
End-to-end encryption tool.

Semaphor
End-to-end encryption tool.

Mattermost
Self-hosted, end-to-end encryption tool.

Security Tools for Investigative Journalists
Powerpoint full of resources.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Surveillance Self-Defense

Freedom of the Press Foundation Encryption Guide

The Guardian Project
Tools to create easy-to-use open source apps, mobile OS security enhancements, and customized mobile devices for people around the world to help them communicate more freely, and protect themselves from intrusion and monitoring.

IJNet: 8 Great Digital Security Tools

Onion Share
Open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size.

Cyphr
An easy-to-use encrypted messaging app.

PC World: Tips to Cover Digital Footprints and Regain Your Privacy

ProPublica/ONA: Digital Security for Newbies
PDF of a presentation with great tips and resources to keep your work protected.

Source: Digital Security for Journalists, Part I

Source: Digital Security for Journalists, Part II

International Center for Journalists: Reporting Tools
Guides to mobile security, research and more.

Beef up Your Digital Security While Working from Home


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