ACRL Keeping Up With… an online current awareness publication

ACRL Keeping Up With… is an online current awareness publication from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education. Each edition focuses on a single issue.

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The latest article from  Keeping Up With...

Cybersecurity, Usability, and Privacy  by Bohyun Kim

What is Cybersecurity?  Cybersecurity is a broad term. It refers to the activities, practices, and technology that keep computers, networks, programs, and data secure and protected from harmful activities such as unauthorized access, modification, or damage. We became familiar with this term, ‘cybersecurity,’ through the reports of recent security breaches at J.P Morgan, Target, Sony, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, to name a few. The government and higher education institutions are not an exception to cyberattacks. In 2015, the Office of Personnel Management of the U.S. Federal Government got hacked twice, and its sensitive data was stolen.[2]  In 2014, University of Maryland at College Park and Indiana University also suffered similar data breaches.

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