Joey Coleman: INFOSEC is important for journalists, Reuters shows why

INFOSEC is important for journalists, Reuters shows why

Yet another journalism site is hacked and still we don’t discuss information security?

Reuters has been hacked – yet again – for the third time this month.

Another false story is published, but it doesn’t become widely spread. Why? People have learned to distrust sensational headlines published by Reuters because of previous hacks.

Hacks as a creditability problem for journalism

Creditability is all that journalism has to offer that can’t be replicated or innovated out of value. Creditability involves many factors, increasingly, information security is a crucial component of protecting our most valuable asset.

This means having secure unique passwords and using 2-step authentication when available.

Reuters has the resources to implement secure solutions such as 2-step authentication, it’s time for them to do so.