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Technology: Data Security and Investment
Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: MLA Connect

Technology: Data Security and Investment         

July 11, 2022 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MLA Connect Exploration: Keynote discussions with field leaders exploring the most pressing questions for our field today and into the future.

Ransomware and other virtual malicious actors are becoming an increasing real threat to organizations of all sizes, and libraries are no exception. How can your library protect itself and your data? Whether or not you have an IT department or staff member you need to be ready and protected from these threats. Experts will discuss simple steps we can take without the confusing tech jargon.

This session also features a panel of technology directors from a variety of Michigan libraries discussing the importance of investing in your technology department, the people and the infrastructure.


Michael Postula, Ann Arbor District Library


Alexis Spoon, ARM, CLCS, Area Assistant Vice President of Gallagher
Laurence Jones, President & Co-Founder of CyberSure LLC
Michael McEvoy, Head of IT, Northville District Library
Scott Rakestraw, Head of Technology at Chelsea District Library
Sheryl Cormicle Knox, Technology Director at Capital Area District Libraries

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