Runa Sandvik served as The New York Times newsroom’s director of information security until about a year ago, when she returned to her own consultancy. Here, she attends the Nordiske Mediedager, a Nordic media festival. (Nordiske Mediedager/CC BY-SA 2.0)

If you are going to specialize in protecting journalism, why not start at the top? 

That’s essentially what Runa Sandvik did in March 2016 when she joined The New York Times as the newsroom’s director of information security after being a self-employed security consultant. 

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