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Internal digital security guidelines

A clear cybersecurity policy is indispensable for any organisation, let alone one working with journalists. The most urgent digital threats at the moment are accounts being hacked and hijacked and lost or stolen hardware. For both of these threats, the solution comes down to password hygiene. The Journalismfund.eu team lives by: use strong passwords (that are long and contain different kinds of characters), never use the same password for different accounts, and wherever possible, try to make use of two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication means that even if your password is hacked or your device gets stolen, people still won’t be able to access your accounts because having the password isn’t enough to log in; you need a second factor, too, for example, an app on your mobile device, a USB key or a token generated by another piece of hardware.

We will keep assessing our digital security policy in order to guarantee the safety of our journalists and grantees.