Ready-to-Go Programs on Cyber-Security

Jul 13, 2020

The Wyoming State Library and Wyoming CAN (Cybersecurity Action Network) have worked together to offer a “cyber-security in a box” educational program. This is a monthly, ready-to-go 10-minute program designed to be shared by local libraries and other organizations to increase cyber safety in Wyoming communities.

The digital age brings immense benefits, but also pitfalls when hackers and scammers prey on vulnerable Wyoming residents — particularly the elderly. In 2019, the FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center recorded more than $8.1 million in losses in Wyoming due to cybercrime.

Knowledge of vulnerabilities and scams reduces the likelihood that a computer user will become a computer crime victim — which is where these easy-to-use programs come in. The first three for July through September cover webcam covers, home network security, and basic computer security.

Find them on the WSL website. The WyoCAN videos, links, and more are an opportunity to inform and protect your patrons, with minimal staff time needed to set up the program.

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