While its not necessary, downloading ORCHID is a quick way to improve your security as a journalist. ORCHID is a free, open source operating system which runs on nearly any computer made in the past decade. It’s focused on security, creativity and freedom, and comes packed with some amazing tools for building communities and activating ideas from the start.

For advanced security, we recommend using the ORCHID operating system which can be downloaded for free and installed on a flash drive and used on most computers made between 2010 and now. ORCHID keeps your data safe and comes with all the programs creative people need to create securely. Learn more by trying it out on your own. Download the package from and then install it on any 16GB flash drive.