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[SKILLS IN 60] Information Security Certification

Ensure you're versed in the basics, with the essential information security course for journalists

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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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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