Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Integrating IT Security In Your Library

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of August 25, 2011 entitled Series on IT Security for Libraries.

The LISNews site has been running a series on IT security. The 6th part published today is about Integrating IT Security In Your Library:
"Chances are your library is now, or will be at some point, a target. Don't think you're safe just because you're just a small library because when it comes to getting hacked, size doesn't matter. The average web-based application (small or large) is hit by some type of attack once every two minutes (says security firm Imperva, but anyone with access to web server logs will agree). Automated tools make it easy for bad guys to target everything and anything regardless of what might be inside. These tools can easily scan thousands of sites looking for anything with a security hole (and we all have them). There's a seemingly infinite number of things they're after. They may want to host cracked software. They may want to send spam. They may be doing blackhat SEO. They may want your patron's personal information. They may want to use your site as a way to get elsewhere. This is just a small fraction of what they can do with little time or effort."

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