IT Security for Libraries: Part 1 - Securing Your Library

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series.

With the rise of data breaches and exploits, what tips and tricks can libraries employ to remain secure? Join Brian Pichman, who holds a Masters of Informational Security, as he discusses IT basic security and how to protect your library.

Part 1 - Securing Your Library

A high level overview of what to implement in your library to make it secure. With the rise of data breaches, identity theft, malicious hacking, it is important to implement measures to protect your patrons and staff. You do not need to be in "IT" to join this webinar as the task of securing your library's IT is a task owned by everyone - patrons and staff. See more details below.


  • Learn the "technical jargon" of IT Security
  • Understand a typical network environment (infrastructure) and the tools needed to help with security
  • Identify components of building a Security Plan
  • Learn who to teach others to provide greater data and asset security in your library


Brian Pichman is the Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project. He speaks a lot about innovative technology as a presenter and loves collaborating with both libraries and companies. He is dedicated to bring libraries into the future using cost effective measures and strategies. Much of Evolve's work includes bridging the digital divide, breaking away from "traditional library views", becoming trend setters and finding or building innovative works geared towards interaction and collaboration. He has also been working with start-up companies across the country, promoting libraries and encouraging people to work closer with libraries in developing new ideas and concepts.

This recording is approximately 60 minutes in length and was originally broadcast on February 21, 2017.

IT Security for Libraries: Part 1 - Securing Your Library

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