Don't Click That Link! Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Institution and Staff

Wednesday, 10/28/2020
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities, and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.

As libraries continue to transform into data warehouses of patron information, the risk of being hacked has never been so prevalent. Three panelists in the IT profession will present an overview of current cyber threats facing libraries and the challenges of sharing data in a digital age. IT professionals representing federal, public and county library systems will share their suggestions for safeguarding your library infrastructure. Are you an administrator? A library IT professional? Or someone who works closely with user data? If so, this program will leave you with key takeaways to improve your library’s cybersecurity.

Learning Outcomes

In this webinar, attendees will learn:
  • Everyday cybersecurity measures
  • Staff & Patron education and training
  • Best management practices in network security
  • Challenges of sharing in the digital age

Who Should Attend

Libraries of all types and sizes must implement cybersecurity measures to safeguard their data.


Sean Lang, Chief Information Security Officer Library of Congress
Mr. Lang is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for the Library of Congress. Prior to joining the Library of Congress, Mr. Lang was the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate where he was tasked with assuring information security for the Department’s research labs. Mr. Lang has also held positions covering most IT security disciplines (e.g., penetration testing, security compliance, and security architecture) in both the private and public sectors. He has also taught courses on secure application development and testing.

Rob Nunez, Head of Collection Services, Kenosha Public Library








Participant ($USD)
Core Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. (Includes a link to share with your group for safe social distancing viewing)     129

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Tech Requirements

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