InfoSec Handbook 2019

Infosec voor (investigative) journalists
Protecting your information, your story and your source
– 2016

If you are a journalist in the 21 st century, you need these tools. After all, William Randolph Hearst said decades ago: journalism is writing down what powerful people and institutions do not want written.

This book was written for professionals who need to protect their information – people like journalists, lawyers, policitians, researchers and activists. However, if you do not consider yourself to be one of those professionals, but merely insist on actually having the right to privacy guaranteed to you under the UN Declaration Of Human Rights [1948] Article 12, this book is also for you.

Free forever

Like almost everyone who ever created anything, we could only do so by standing on the shoulders of a thousand generations that came before us. Thus, this book will be forever freely available in a range of electronic formats without any restrictions.

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If you appreciate this work, please spread it around as much as possible and help us make the next version better. Constructive feedback of any kind is most welcome. The problem will keep developing and so will our response. Please contribute to sharing
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The suggestions in this book are not endorsements of mentioned brands or their products, the hardware flexibility and documentation is also be available for other brands.

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