Cybersecurity Toolkit and Training Now Available

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an organization dedicated to digital security, is partnering with INN to help our members protect their staff and assets. GCA has created a Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists and is co-hosting INN’s online office hours on Wednesday, March 31st to provide a demonstration and answer questions. (View schedule and register.)

The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists provides journalists, watchdogs, and small newsrooms with free and effective tools and resources to bolster their digital safety. The tools are carefully selected and organized in a toolbox to make it easy to find and implement digital safety best practices that help freelance journalists, researchers, and independent news organizations better secure themselves against online abuse including doxing, hacking, impersonation, and other tactics. A video explains each toolbox’s recommended actions, and a community forum provides additional support to assist journalists in protecting themselves and their assets.

“We’re excited to offer INN members more ways to ensure their critical and confidential information is protected, so that they and their sources can feel confident that they’re able to do their work away from prying eyes and with the least possible chance of technical intrusion,” said Jonathan Kealing, INN’s chief network officer.

Later this spring, GCA will join INN for a webinar training to provide real-world scenarios and walk participants through implementing recommendations developed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) with tools to:

  • Keep defenses updated
  • Protect online accounts from falling into the wrong hands
  • Protect with anti-virus and DNS security
  • Create backups of vital work
  • Encrypt data
  • Secure private messaging, email, and browsing

GCA is a 501(c)(3) in the U.S. and a nonprofit in the U.K. and Belgium. Visit for more information.