We all know that we should use “strong” passwords, keep software updated, and follow other basic precautions while online. However, understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical in helping us to convince ourselves and others that the extra work is indeed worth it. This session will cover securing you and your archives’ data, network, website, and computers. Discussion will include security myths, passwords, tracking, malware, and will cover a range of tools and techniques.
Blake Carver is Systems Administrator at LYRASIS Digital Technology Services, where he manages the servers and infrastructure that support their hosted ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace. Blake holds an MLS from SUNY Buffalo, and has worked as an academic librarian, as a programmer at a dot.com startup, and as a records manager. He's also known as the guy behind LISNews, LISWire, and LISHost. Blake was one of the first librarian bloggers (he created LISNews in 1999) and is a member of Library Journal’s first “Movers & Shakers” cohort. Blake has presented widely at professional conferences, talking about open source systems, Drupal, WordPress, and IT security for libraries.
Who Should Attend:
archivist practitioners, archivist managers, archivist administrators, IT professionals
What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.
Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $149
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $199