National Press Club

Cyber Security Training for Journalists - First Session

Cyber Security Training for Journalists - First Session

June 20, 2015 9:00 AM

Location: Conference Rooms

Reporters will get the chance to learn how to protect themselves and their sources from cyber hacking at a three-day training course at the National Press Club.

The hands-on cyber security training series will take place over the course of three Saturdays: June 20, June 27 and July 11. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day in the Bloomberg Room. Tickets can be purchased for individual sessions or for all three sessions.

The cost of a single daily session is $30 for club members and $40 for nonmembers. Members must log in for a Promo code. Lunch will be provided.

Participants will need to bring their personal laptops for each session. The first two sessions are designed for newcomers while the third session is more advanced.

The trainings are sponsored by the club’s Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee.

The sessions will be led by cyber security expert Aaron Rinehart and will feature guest lecturers. A certified information systems security professional, Rinehart is the founder and CEO of TestBed Inc. He has led numerous cyber security trainings for professional journalists and college students.

The class breakdown is as follows:

First Session (June 20th):

  • Cyber Security for Journalists – a primer on the fundamental skills needed for keeping sensitive reporting information secure.
  • KeePass – how to setup and configure the KeePass Open Source encrypted password management database.
  • PGP Encrypted Communications from Setup to Secure – a hands-on workshop on how to properly use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption.

Second Session (June 27th):

  • Cyber Security for Journalists – a primer on the fundamental skills needed for keeping sensitive reporting information secure.
  • Mobile Phone Security Workshop – instruction will focus on best practices, need-to-knows, and how to setup/configure apps like Signal, RedPhone, and more.
  • TOR – The Onion Router – course on how to setup and properly configure your computer to use the TOR anonymity network.

Third Session (July 11th): (this session is not recommended if you are brand new to encryption tools)

  • Cyber Security for Journalists – primer on the fundamental skills needed for keeping sensitive reporting information secure.
  • TAILS Workshop – how to setup and configure The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) for use as a secure mobile digital toolkit.

The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. The club’s Freedom of the Press Committee leads club efforts to fight repression of reporters and to promote transparency. The NPC Journalism Institute, the club's non-profit affiliate, conducts press freedom events and offers practical training for communications professionals centered on high standards, ethical conduct and best practices.

For questions, call Rachel Oswald, Press Freedom Committee vice-chair, at 202-486-9173.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Crystal White
cwhite@press.org

NPC Members: There is a member promotion available for this event or you need to log in to register. Click here to log in and get the code.