Libraries and their communities are at risk for cyber threats.

If you are lucky enough to have a library with a computer room, you might be planning how to keep this room secure against the wrong people. However, as you read this, you may think “I don’t have to worry about this, because I’m not having any problems with the computers.” But you might not know that you are leaving yourself open to a security breach, and someone might steal your data.

As more and more public libraries are using the internet for digital services, libraries have to ensure that these computers are secure. Hackers are always looking for a way into people’s computers, so we must protect our library computers from unauthorized access. Libraries are using various tools to protect patrons’ information, but they must stay updated with new developments.

Libraries are important places where people come to learn and grow. It’s vital for us to keep the computers in the library secure and up to date.

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