Digital Odyssey 2004

OLITA’s Digital Odyssey: Make Your Library’s Journey a Safe One Security & Privacy Challenges Facing Libraries Today

May 14, 2004 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch


Privacy and security are two critical issues facing libraries today. What are your responsibilities to ensure the privacy of users are protected while on your network? What are the best practices to ensure your library network is secure? What are effective strategies for securing Windows XP on public desktops? What new threats are emerging that you need to protect your library from? These questions and others will be answered in workshops featuring experts on security and privacy.

The afternoon will be divided into 2 streams. Attendees are free to attend sessions they feel are most relevant to their needs.

STREAM 1: PRIMER ON SECURITY AND PRIVACY This stream is ideal for people who have a basic to intermediate knowledge of networks and security. Focused on the higher level, it will ensure participants have the big picture view of key issues and challenges facing libraries today.

STREAM 2: ADVANCED SECURITY STRATEGIES Aimed for staff working directly with your library networks. This stream will provide participants with the opportunity to explore security issues in more detail. Learn about effective strategies for securing public access computers, reducing network vulnerabilities.


9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ALL-CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: THE ETHICAL HACKER A wake-up call on how vulnerable systems are to knowledgable hackers & the damage they can do. – Paul Stillwell, Security Consultant, Cyberklix Inc.

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. BREAK

10:45 – NOON TECHNOLOGY’S IMPACT ON PRIVACY Legal responsibilities for protecting the privacy of your patron information. PIPEDA update. Challenges new technologies will play. – Mike Gurski, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner/ Ontario

12:00- 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

STREAM 1: SECURITY TOUR Learn to speak the technical language of security by taking a tour through standard methods of security. – Steve Way, Web Services Analyst, McMaster University 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

STREAM 2: SECURING DESKTOP USING ACTIVE DIRECTORY & DEEP FREEZE Successful strategies libraries are using to secure their desktops. Bryan will share what KPL is doing with Windows 2003 & Active Directory – Bryan Dunham, Information Technology Coordinator, Kitchener Public Library

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

STREAM 1: BEST SECURITY PRACTICES Learn 10 steps every library should be taking to reduce the risks of security violations. – Chris Boothroyd TEKdesk Supervisor – Filipe Janicas, Network Supervisor, City of Hamilton 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

STREAM 2: SECURITY AUDITS Learn what is involved in a security audit. How to prepare for and pass an audit – Peter McNeil, Network Manager, City of Hamilton

4:00 – 4:30 ALL-CONFERENCE WRAP-UP Summary of key lessons learned.

4:30 – 7:00 OLA KALEIDOSCOPE RECEPTION Webster Lounge, Hamilton Convention Centre