Journos should read this CJR piece on the need to protect the digital security of sources. Who gets trained in this? Not the reporters in this piece, and they work for major outlets. (CJR.org)
“I think that the journalism community in the US, and to some degree elsewhere, is just beginning to grasp the fact that they need to protect their information and, by extension, their sources,” said Frank Smyth, who is the senior adviser for journalist security at the Committee to Protect Journalists and also runs a private company, Global Journalist Security. “It’s just too easy to get in and lift their information or monitor their communications without them ever knowing they were compromised.”
Full piece is here.