National Press Club

Encryption Training for Journalists - Secure Reporting with Smart Phones

Encryption Training for Journalists - Secure Reporting with Smart Phones

March 25, 2017 9:00 AM

Location: Bloomberg Room


Encryption Training for Journalists - Secure Reporting with Smart Phones

Classes providing hands-on training in encryption techniques for journalists will be offered this spring by the NPC Journalism Institute's Professional Development and Freedom of the Press Committees.

The classes will occur one Saturday a month, beginning in March, for three months. The dates are March 25, April 29, and May 20. Classes will run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and take place in the Bloomberg Room.The classes will contain different material in each session.

The sessions will be led by cyber security expert Aaron Rinehart and club member Danny Al-Faruque and will feature guest lecturers.

The cost of each class is $30 for club members and $45 for the general public. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Attendees must bring their smart phones and laptops to each session and will be asked to download encryption programs and apps to practice with during class.

March 25: Secure Reporting with Smart Phones
The first class will focus on securely reporting using your smartphone and will cover:

  • Reporting with smart phones 101: security advantages and disadvantages, how metadata is used and stored
  • Encryption 101
  • Authentication tools including multi-factor authentication and passphrase management
  • Mobile operating systems's built-in encryption features, anti-virus protections, MDM (mobile device management)
  • Secure messaging and VoIP
  • Best practices/wrap-up

April 29: Personal Computer Security and Encryption

May 20: Anonymous Web Browsing using Tor

The NPC Journalism Institute, the club's nonprofit affiliate, conducts press freedom events and offers practical training for communications professionals centered on high standards, ethical conduct and best practices.

Event details:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – Bloomberg Room
Washington, DC 20045
Saturdays: March 25, April 29, May 20
9am - 4pm
$30 for NPC members; $45 for general public

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Crystal White