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Week 7: Cybersecurity basics and public computer environments[edit]


Providing access to public computers is one of the most important services that libraries provide. Patrons without internet access or personal computers are unable to access government services, apply for jobs, access information, and keep in touch with family and friends. Security is never absolute, but as librarians, we have a responsibility to provide this access in as secure as manner as possible. This includes ensuring that the part of the online experience that we control (the computer and the local area network) are as secure and protective of privacy as we can make them. This week, we'll learn about the basics of cybersecurity that all library workers should know, and then we'll talk about how to set up our public computer environments in more private and secure ways.


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  • Lecture, readings, discussion forum, and final project work