Digital Self-Defence Explained
Journalist Freja Wedenborg has been teaching digital self-defence for journalists working in such different places as cosy local newspapers in Denmark to high-risk environments in Palestine and Pakistan. Over and over again she sees otherwise digitally competent journalists who store years and years of valuable work on insecure platforms. At the ViSmedia-conference in Bergen she explained how to master the art of digital self-defence.
E-mails, online research, chats, texts and calls – almost all of our work and digital communication can be accessed by third party companies, authorities, criminals or others. Digital self-defence has become so complicated, you either wrap your entire house in tinfoil or you give up. To master digital self-defence you must learn how to protect your communication, how to protect your equipment and how to protect your online accounts.