Security Risk Awareness

* 1.

Which part of the world is your organization based in? 

* 2.

What position do you hold in your organization?   

* 3.

How would you describe your own attitude towards personal security when going to work at your office or travelling?

* 4.

Have you or any of your colleagues been involved in a security incident in the last ten years?

* 5.

Have you or any of your colleagues had to change your plans because of a deterioration in the security environment in your location?

* 6.

In your experience, have security concerns ever been a reason for a planned activity to be delayed or altered?

* 7.

Are you aware whether anyone in your organization has refused to travel to a location because they were concerned about the level of security risk there?

* 8.

When you or your colleagues travel overseas, do you trust the information you have been given about security and what to do if something goes wrong?

* 9. Do you know where the advice you receive on security comes from?

* 10.

When was the last time you received any security training?

* 11. Was your last security training paid for by your media company or provided by an outside group (NGO or journalist network)?

* 12. Are journalists in your media company trained to use encryption technology for communicating with sources and storing sensitive material?

* 13. Is there a company policy on the use of encryption tools?

* 14.

Can you identify who poses the most frequent threat of violence against your news organization?

* 15.

What level of priority do you think Senior Executives in your organization give to the consideration of security threats to personnel?

* 16.

Do you know who is responsible in your organization for making sure that people are safe from those who seek to harm them?

* 17.

Do you know if your organization has a defined process for identifying and monitoring security threats to its people?

* 18.

Do you understand what is meant by the concept ‘Duty of Care’?

* 19. Does your company provide psychological care for journalists suffering from trauma issues due to their work?

* 20. Is there a peer-support group within your company to help journalists suffering trauma issues?

* 21.

Are you aware that legislation on Corporate Manslaughter and Bribery places a legal obligation you organization to demonstrate compliance?

* 22.

How would you describe the security culture in your organization?

* 23.

Do people share stories about security incidents within your organization so that they become part of the corporate ‘folk lore’?

* 24. Are journalists in your home city organized in peer groups such as a local journalist association or network?

* 25. Do you or journalists in your news organization keep communications with counterparts at rival companies?

* 26.

Which phrase best describes how personnel in your organization views travel to high risk areas?

* 27. Is your main security concern for journalists in your company for those covering local stories in your home city or correspondents/envoys abroad?

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