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Getting started with the basics in security isn’t all that hard or scary. Simple things like using good passwords, doing updates and upgrade, and following some other basic precautions go a long way to keeping your technology safe. Understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical. Who are the bad guys? What tools are they using? Why are we all targets? We are all targets. Scores of automated programs (bots) are crawling the internet 24/7 looking for easy targets. They want access to our resources because almost everything on our computers has some value. We all have something a hacker is interested in stealing or just borrowing without our knowledge. And to make things even worse, barriers to this particular type of theft are lower than ever.

This webinar will cover how to stay safe at the library and at home.

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IT Security For Librarians

Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents

Slides

Original broadcast August 8, 2018

Biography ~ Blake Carver
Blake Carver is Systems Administrator at LYRASIS Digital Technology Services, where he manages the servers and infrastructure that support their hosted ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace. Blake holds an MLS from SUNY Buffalo, and has worked as an academic librarian, as a programmer at a dot.com startup, and as a records manager. He’s also known as the guy behind LISNews, LISWire, and LISHost. Blake was one of the first librarian bloggers (he created LISNews in 1999) and is a member of Library Journal’s first “Movers & Shakers” cohort. Blake has presented widely at professional conferences, talking about open source systems, Drupal, WordPress, and IT security for libraries.