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Core webinar: Don't click that link! Cybersecurity best practices for your institution and staff

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.


Description: 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:

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 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


Registration Fees:  Core Member $43; Non-member $59; Group rate $129 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website: 


Core webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, please contact freuland@ala.org

Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.