12/2 Things SWKLS 2019: Thing 6


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)

  1. Take the Security Awareness Training Quiz.

Activity 2: (30 – 45 min)

  1. Print off or save the Cyber Explore Glossary Sheet to help you identify terms.
  2. Complete the National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s Cyber Training Series. (NCSC)
    1. 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.
  3. 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)

  1. Follow along with SWKLS on Facebook as we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
  2. Comment on at least two posts.
    1. 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.
  3. Share at least two posts to your library’s Facebook page from the SWKLS Page or related to Cyber Security Month.
    1. If your library doesn’t have a Facebook page, share resources from https://staysafeonline.org or another related site with at least two people.
    2. Resources:
      1. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Basic Tips and Advice (pdf)
      2. NCSAM Resource Library
      3. Stay Safe Online Sample Social Media Posts and Graphics
      4. Online Safety Basics from Stay Safe Online

Activity 3: (10-15 min)

  1. Post a comment below answering the following:
    1. What did you learn?
    2. How and what did you share with others?
    3. How do you see this helping you, your coworkers, and your patrons in the future?
  2. Take the Security Awareness Training Quiz again.
    1. Did you do better the second time? Let us know below!
  3. Reply to at least one other person’s comment below.
  4. Register for 12/2 Thing 6.
  5. Bonus! Do Activity 4 Down Below.

Activity 4: Bonus!

  1. Complete the Phishing Lesson for an extra 2 credit hours.

41 thoughts on “12/2 Things SWKLS 2019: Thing 6”

  1. 1. I learned SO much about cyber security and all of the different components and I felt like it was presented in a way that was very easy to understand. I shared 2 Facebook posts about cyber security made by SWKLS and I downloaded, printed, and displayed some of the Cyber Security Awareness Month graphics around our library. I think that a better understanding of how to protect our information online will be beneficial to all because we can help the IT team to help us to keep our information private.

    2. Yes I did! πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you, Janelle! πŸ™‚ I’ve only recently discovered that this was available and I’m so excited to get to be a part of it! These lessons are so incredibly helpful! πŸ™‚

  2. WOW! There is a lot to learn!! I learned more than I ever thought I needed to know about cryptology πŸ™‚ Explaining the workings of a computer like a house made it more understandable!! Good Lesson!!! THANKS!!

    1. I really need to learn to read back through and make sure I did everything before I hit post!! Geez! I did retake the test and did better this time (10/10…first time 9/10…the delete the email on got me!!) I know this information will be very helpful at work!!!

      1. It was interesting to me that they developers of this lesson did admit that if a hacker wants in and if he/she has the time and patience to keep going they probably will find a way to break in. As we all know, nothing is full proof. I liked that they were honest about that.

    2. I really liked how they used the example of a house to the computer as well. If I can put a picture to something in my head, it seems to stick better.

      1. Stephanie Sonday

        I also liked the way they basically drew it out for you and showed how everything worked for a great visual explanation.

  3. Jacque Sherrill

    First of all, I learned it is Cyber Security Month in October! I shared a FB graphic from the SWKLS page to our library’s page and also my certificate of completion.

    These quizzes and info help keep us up to date and more aware of things we take for granted on the machines we use every day, not to mention breaches.

    I only missed one the first time and was reluctant to select it, but I know better now.

    All good info.

    1. I agree, I didn’t know it was Cyber Security Month in October until this was the topic! I shared graphics to my web page and my Facebook page, just to make sure I shared! All the information presented has been so helpful!

  4. I enjoyed learning about cyber virtualization and how it enables us to access our information from anywhere.
    Sharing about the dangers of free public wifi is one of my favorite things to do because everybody uses it but most often don’t realize how easily someone could steal their information while on it.
    Got a 9/10 on the quiz the first time, apparently I know more about cyber security than I thought!

  5. I learned a lot. And got better explanations on a couple of things! I’ve been printing and posting things SWKLS has been sending out all month. Today I posted two of the items that Bernardo linked in his email. Hopefully this push all month will make everyone aware of the dangers and get them to make stronger passwords on accounts. I scored better the second time I took the quiz! 8 out of 10 the first time because I second guessed myself, perfect score second time.

  6. Just finished the extra credit on Phishing…Wow! I learned a lot in that webinar also. Some of the info I had heard before, but lots of new stuff. Janelle, why do we not delete suspected phishing emails? If the gal in the webinar said it, I must have missed it. (I did have to pause the webinar and help a patron in the middle of watching)

    1. Audrey –

      I am glad you asked. I missed that one on the quiz myself and I think it was a bit misleading. I think where they were going with that is that you need to report it first either to your provider or technology support staff if you have an email server. In your case, I would recommend that you report it to your email provider. If your case, Google. Google has a mechanism to report phishing emails. Reporting it helps your provider do a better job of blocking it with their spam and junk filters. You can also report it to us, if it seems to be especially unusual. This article goes a bit more in depth: https://www.howtogeek.com/437513/what-should-you-do-if-you-receive-a-phishing-email/

  7. I learned a lot about cyber security and after taking the class I am so glad to have our tech people to stay on top of things. Through out this month I have downloaded, printed and made available the information the System has provided us through Facebook and e-mails. I also ordered the information from the Federal Trade Commission and patrons having been picking up the information.

    I did better on the quiz the second time.

    1. Ruby, I agree, I’m so glad we have our tech people! I think they do an awesome job! Janelle, please share that with Steve & Bernardo!

  8. 1.) Kudos to Janelle, Steve, and Bernardo. I have to say this definitely would not be the line of work for me. The knowledge needed to help keep computers secure is beyond me. And, it just confuses me even more; after this lesson, as to why some people with this knowledge choose to use it for ill will. I am very thankful for our IT support. I did share 2 posts from SWKLS’ FB to our library FB. I think it will be good for our patrons to have resources available that might help them with their computer security and perhaps some assurance that our library has security in place, for our computers (should they need to use them.)

    2.) I oopsed on 1 question and did not check all “relevant” boxes. I know not to respond to a phishing email. I just delete them. Should have payed attention to the complete question.

  9. I though the training series was a well thought out, clear, and helpful. We shared a couple of SWKLS posts on our Facebook page and have printed out some of the posters and handouts for patrons.

    1. I printed some out and shared with my patrons too. Lots of helpful hints. Maybe if we share it will help our patrons.

  10. Stephanie Sonday

    I have learned so much this month about Cyber Safety. I liked taking the quizzes too and finding out what I knew and didn’t. Understanding more clearly what hackers can do to trick you. Learning more about emails and how you identify could be taken so quickly. Knowing what emails to trust and whats real or fake. Refreshing the basics of how the computer works itself and choosing the right security. Technology is everywhere and has changed so much and become so much bigger than ever. I don’t think our young people are aware of the challenges they face for the future and how important it is to keep your private information private. I will definately use so much of this information to help others be in the know.

    I shared with others the fact that even though its free, free wifi can leave you wide open to the fact that others can check into your information. Like banking information and any personal information they can get a hold of. I will definately make sure that my information is secure.

  11. Whoa! That was a lot of information!! Was shocked when I read that a persistent hacker could still make it through everything! Don’t share personal information online!
    I shared several SWKLS facebook posts to our library page, including oversharing of social media, passphrase protocol and what to do if your account is hacked.
    We would be well equipped against hacker attempts if we put into use everything we learned through these 3 modules!

    Scored 8/10 on first attempt, 100% second time.

  12. I learned to be a lot more cautious when looking at random emails sent to me. I am still hesitant to open email from anyone I don’t know, even for the dropbox (even though I should be able to tell if it’s safe.) I appreciate all the security and information to help me be better at my job. Thank you for all you do to keep us informed!

  13. I really liked the way the information was presented in this lesson. I found it easier to understand some concepts I’ve had trouble with in the past. I may not retain all the technical stuff, but I’m much better with it than I was before. The analogies were very helpful. I have posted a couple of things on our Facebook page, and I have printed out some of the information to post around the library. I may post some of it even after Cyber Security Month!

    1. Ginger, I agree. this was a lesson I really liked and it was a lot of information but was done in a way that I could understand it. I really feel Like I am more prepared to keep my self and co-workers and patrons safer. This is a crazy world we live in and Like the criminal guy said, Ignore me and I’ll take your data”.. Not today buddy!!

  14. I learned a lot especially about cryptography, as well as the different “layers” of the computer. I shared by printing and posting in our library. This is helpful in being aware of where and what I click on while online. I got a 10/10 the first time I took the quiz so I did not take it a second time.

  15. Wow, I learned so much from Cyber Security to cyber virtualization and how important it is and how far we have come. There was so much information I am on overload. I printed off some of the stop think connect to share with our patrons. Just knowing more of the cyber security lingo and workings of it all helps bring some understanding for me. I did take the test over and got 10\10 this time. Know and be aware always!

  16. 1. I really learned a lot on Cyber security, Vulnerabilities can be found in 3 areas: 1. Technology, 2. Configuration, and 3. security. We are so lucky to have such great techs at the system to keep us safe. I really need to learn more and put it into use.
    2. I printed off the Cyber Explore Glossary to keep in the policy notebook and we can always refer to it when we need it.. Plus we can share it with others and on the computer desk I posted the Stop, Think, Connect, Tips and Advice flyer.
    3. This was a great help to us for one thing just making us aware of the types of things that go on around us, and helping us be on the look out for anything that doesn’t look quite right. Posting signs around can just help patrons to be a little more careful.

    I took the quiz the first time and got 8/10, Took it just now and got 10/10, Yeah!!!

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