Most secure phone for journalists

What is the most secure phone for journalists?

Monday 30 November, 2020

Investigative journalists – Secure your research with an unhackable mobile phone

The sheer nature of any journalist’s work means that an unhackable mobile phone will be paramount in order to safely succeed. 

The press has always gone to great lengths to protect the identity of their sources. A journalist’s need for a secure phone that provides private mobile communications is one of the main tools supporting their work.

In some cases, journalists can be investigating a range of high-risk topics including political or corporate corruption or serious criminal activity, all of which means they could be in contact with some extremely dangerous groups. 

Journalists can be investigating and researching their report for months or even years, meaning there could potentially be a huge amount of sensitive information gathered on their phone and laptop. 

Mobile phones could also contain the names and numbers of sources, insiders and even criminals relating to a wide range of documentation and information including:

  • Databases
  • Legal reports
  • Tax documents 
  • Even government memos and reports

Considering the nature and possible content of these documents, it’s easy to see why they would all be highly prized by a hacker looking for financial gain.  

What is the most secure phone for journalists?

An unhackable mobile phone solution is the ideal tool to help journalists. The data and information that has been gathered on the phone will need to be securely communicated to authorised people and then stored safely, so they are not exposed and placed in a dangerously compromised position. 

Using a secure network along with a secure smartphone handset that provides:

  • End to end encryption 
  • Wiretap secured 
  • Data stored within each individual app database, each individually encrypted

Journalists need not worry about their investigations compromising their position and safety. It will be one less element to worry about. 

A feature of the Blackphone PRIVY that will be of particular interest to journalists is its ability to protect their security and privacy even if the phone is lost or stolen. 

The Blackphone PRIVY has a device wipe feature if the handset is lost or stolen, ensuring that the journalist keeps control of their privacy no matter what happens. 

Safety in numbers

The old adage that there is safety in numbers is certainly the case when your complete network is all using the Blackphone PRIVY. Journalists, their editors and the most treasured sources can stay in close contact safe in the knowledge that their file transfers, messages and conversations will all remain secure and private. 

Like all chains, it’s only as strong as it’s weakest link, therefore if your complete communication chain are all using Blackphone PRIVY, then there is no weakest link!

If you are a journalist and would like to secure your mobile communications then please feel free to give us a call to discuss your requirements. Of course, if you prefer, we can speak on line via our web chat. 

We look forward to helping you. 

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