Information Security for Journalists

Information Security for Journalists

A practical handbook for journalists and investigative reporters in particular. It lays out the most effective means of keeping your work private and safe from spying.

Publication date: 01 May 2016

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Paperback: 74 pages

Views: 1,936

Type: Book

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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Post time: 20 Nov 2016 08:00:00

Information Security for Journalists

Information Security for Journalists A practical handbook for journalists and investigative reporters in particular. It lays out the most effective means of keeping your work private and safe from spying.
Tag(s): Cryptography Information Security
Publication date: 01 May 2016
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: 74 pages
Views: 1,936
Document Type: Book
Publisher: n/a
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Post time: 20 Nov 2016 08:00:00
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Carlo and Kamphuis wrote:After knowing how Snowden’s disclosures were safely presented to the public, we know that there are real protective measures available.  The CIJ’s handbook, Information Security for Journalists, lays out the most effective means of keeping your work private and safe from spying.  It explains how to write safely, how to think about security and how to safely receive, store and send information that a government or powerful corporation may be keen for you not to know, to have or to share.  To ensure your privacy and the safety of your sources, Information Security for Journalists will help you to make your communications indecipherable, untraceable and anonymous.

When planning work that must remain private and confidential it is important to carefully assess the level of threat that may be associated with it.   Shop floor maintenance, building site health and safety, restaurant hygiene, and hospital cleaning may be areas where the precautions and methods described here are unnecessary or might act to complicate and slow down your work. In these cases a phone call made or received away from work or home to a source or a reporter, may ensure sufficient protection at least in making an initial contact.

People working or reporting on national security, the military, intelligence, nuclear affairs, or at high levels of the state and in major corporations should probably consider this handbook as very important to their safety.

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About The Author(s)


Silkie Carlo is a Policy Officer at Liberty, specialising in technology and surveillance. Since joining Liberty in November 2015, she has focused on the Investigatory Powers Bill, contributing to our legal, policy and technical analysis and promoting surveillance powers that are human rights compliant. Before joining Liberty, Silkie provided technical training to journalists and lawyers at risk and worked for Edward Snowden’s official defence fund.  
 

Silkie Carlo

Silkie Carlo is a Policy Officer at Liberty, specialising in technology and surveillance. Since joining Liberty in November 2015, she has focused on the Investigatory Powers Bill, contributing to our legal, policy and technical analysis and promoting surveillance powers that are human rights compliant. Before joining Liberty, Silkie provided technical training to journalists and lawyers at risk and worked for Edward Snowden’s official defence fund.  
 


Arjen is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo. He studied Science & Policy at Utrecht University and worked for IBM and Twynstra Gudde as IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since late 2001 Arjen has been self-employed, advising clients on the strategic impact of new technological developments. He is a certified EDP auditor and information security specialist. As a much sought-after international speaker on technology policy issues he gives over 100 keynote talks every year.

Arjen Kamphuis

Arjen is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo. He studied Science & Policy at Utrecht University and worked for IBM and Twynstra Gudde as IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since late 2001 Arjen has been self-employed, advising clients on the strategic impact of new technological developments. He is a certified EDP auditor and information security specialist. As a much sought-after international speaker on technology policy issues he gives over 100 keynote talks every year.


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