Digital Security

Welcome to the Rory Peck Trust Digital Security Guide for freelance journalists. It will help you make informed decisions about digital security and protect yourself against attacks.

Resources.

How to protect your digital profile, your data and the data of your sources should form an important part of your security plan.

Digital attacks can have real-life consequences for you and the people you work with and a failure to safeguard yourself could mean that you are putting yourself, your sources and your colleagues at risk. Even taking small, simple steps can make a huge difference to your safety in the digital space.

You and the internet

Navigating the Internet

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Stay secure online.

Passwords

Passwords

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Protect your login details.

Email

Email

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Use email securely.

Malware

Malware

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Protect yourself against malware.

Computer

Computers

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Take care of your computer.

Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones

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Secure your phone.

Social media best practices

Social Media: Best Practice

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Use social media safely.

Social Media: Trolling and Doxxing

Social Media: Trolling and Doxxing

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Protect against online abuse.

Encryption

Encryption

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Learn to encrypt your sensitive data.

Securing your materials

Securing Your Materials

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Ensure sensitive materials are stored safely.

Border crossings and checkpoints

Border Crossings and Checkpoints

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Minimise risks before you travel.

Digital risk assessment

Digital Risk Assessment

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Consider digital safety.

Acknowledgements

The Rory Peck Trust would like to thank Andrew Ford LyonsJosh CockcroftBernard TyersPaul Furley and Runa Sandvik for their valued assistance.