This list provides basic digital security tips for human rights defenders or documenters who concern their digital security or face digital security threats.


General digital security tips:

Digital Security Low Hanging Fruit provides basic practices for keeping your digital security safe.

Digital Security Checklist for Human Rights Defenders explains nine practices for good digital security hygiene.

Control Your Smartphone Data: To Increase Your Online Privacy introduces practical steps to control your data traces across the internet.

Messaging Apps compares the key features offered by ten of the most frequently used messaging apps.

Signal is an open source and end-to-end encrypted messaging app.

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.

Tor Browser protects privacy and identity on the internet. Tor secures your connection with three layers of encryption and passes it through three voluntarily operated servers around the world, which enables us to communicate anonymously over the internet.

Justice and Peace Netherlands YouTube Channel: video tutorial on digital security: how to install Jitsi, Tor, Veracrypt, etc.

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline offers real-time, direct technical assistance and advice to civil society groups and activists, media organizations, journalists and bloggers, and human rights defenders.

Practical digital security tips when traveling:

Remaining Cyber Safe while Travelling: Security Recommendations: cyber security information to increase their awareness of cyber-based threats that they may face when traveling.

Security Tips for International Travel: outlines a list of data security safeguards you should add to your travel checklist before, during and after your trip.


Last updated: October 21, 2019