The digital world presents journalists with unique problems while communicating with sources and colleagues. Check out this tipsheet for a primer on the risks inherent in digital communications, how to evaluate your own risks and ways to protect yourself with modern tools. Lots of security tools are unusable nightmares! This tipsheet focuses on pragmatic, realistic tools and ways of approaching digital risk, rather than paranoia (and tools you'll never get your friends or sources to use). Whether you're a reporter regularly dealing with sensitive sources, or if you're just curious to learn more about the tech we take for granted, this tipsheet is for you.