IT Security and Privacy in Libraries: Stay Safe From Ransomware, Hackers & Snoops

IT Security starts with some basics like using good passwords, keeping everything updated and following other basic precautions. Understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical. Who are the bad guys? What are tools are they using? Why are we all targets? This talk will cover how to stay safe at the library and at home. We’ll talk ways to keep your (and your library’s) precious data safe inside the library and out — securing your network, website, and PCs, and tools you can teach to patrons in computer classes. We’ll tackle security myths, passwords, tracking, malware, and more, covering a range of tools and techniques, making this session ideal for any library staff to works with IT.

Location: Pre-con room 1 Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm photo of Blake Carver Blake Carver