Privacy matters. Can you protect your sources... And yourself?
Today's journalists need to be vigilant when it comes to information security. Employers rightly expect that employees will be mindful of security - this course will teach you everything you need to be aware of.
Examining the threats posed by public and private individuals, the security of communications and the security of data, the course provides an easy-to-understand tour through the security hazards facing today's journalists, and suggests simple solutions to help reduce the risks.
At the end of the class, students will be able to spot potential information security flashpoints and take the necessary mitigation actions.
Information Security sounds boring. Is this really important?
Yes - it matters hugely. This course was one of the first we published, because journalists are increasingly becoming the target of hackers and governments, all over the world. For this reason, employers want to ensure that new hires can protect their data, and all journalists have a duty of care to their sources.
The course will cover...
Introduction to the security landscape: The range of potential threats that journalists should be aware of.
Conducting a threat assessment: Understanding which threats are the most significant in which situations in order to develop a personal protection plan.
Securing communications: How sources and personal information can be protected when communicating via voice, text message or email.
Protecting data: How to ensure that stored data is kept secure and accessible, including when travelling internationally.
Password security: How to keep stored data safe from would-be password crackers.
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