Welcome to the sixth thing in 12 Things SWKLS 2019. As some of you may have heard, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This month we’re going to be learning about Cybersecurity and how to protect your data and your library’s data online. This is important on a personal level, but also on a professional level. As a library, you also have patron’s data and privacy to protect as well.
This lesson is worth 2 CE credit hours.
In this lesson you will:
- Identify ways to protect yourself online
- Identify the basic parts of a computer system
- Identify a billion new abbreviations (hahaha… we promise you don’t have to remember all of them!)
- Review basic computer and security terms
Exercises: (Due October 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm CDT)
- A computer with a browser.
- A tablet or other internet enabled device will also work for most of these activities.
- An Internet connection.
Activity 1: (10 – 15 min)
- Take the Security Awareness Training Quiz.
Activity 2: (30 – 45 min)
- Print off or save the Cyber Explore Glossary Sheet to help you identify terms.
- Complete the National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s Cyber Training Series. (NCSC)
- There should be three modules to this online lesson: Cyber Basics, Cyber Virtualization, and Cyber Security Protection. Use your mouse to scroll through and answer the questions at the end of each module.
- There should be a certificate at the end of the lesson. You’re welcome to print this off, but don’t need to turn it in.
Activity 3: (30 – 60 min)
- Follow along with SWKLS on Facebook as we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
- Comment on at least two posts.
- If you don’t have Facebook or don’t feel comfortable commenting, print out at least two of the resources shared on the Public Email List or Facebook and post them in your library.
- Share at least two posts to your library’s Facebook page from the SWKLS Page or related to Cyber Security Month.
- If your library doesn’t have a Facebook page, share resources from https://staysafeonline.org or another related site with at least two people.
Activity 3: (10-15 min)
- Post a comment below answering the following:
- What did you learn?
- How and what did you share with others?
- How do you see this helping you, your coworkers, and your patrons in the future?
- Take the Security Awareness Training Quiz again.
- Did you do better the second time? Let us know below!
- Reply to at least one other person’s comment below.
- Register for 12/2 Thing 6.
- Bonus! Do Activity 4 Down Below.
Activity 4: Bonus!
- Complete the Phishing Lesson for an extra 2 credit hours.