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Moving services and resources to the "cloud" to gain increased reliability, flexibility and cost savings is a growing trend among libraries. But before a library jumps into the cloud, they should be aware of some unique security risks and compliance issues that this move may entail. This session highlights some of these security and compliance concerns. Macalester’s Pontiff will address many of the potential risks to be aware of and will share steps that can be taken to protect against potential risks. Salt Lake County Library’s Medling will address issues surrounding PCI compliance, an industry standard that is necessary in order to be able to accept credit card payments online. If your library is thinking about accepting credit cards or is already accepting credit card payments, your library needs to be aware of issues related to PCI compliance. If these issues are ignored, they can cause a library to be liable for tens of thousands of dollars in fines if your system is hacked. Medling will discuss PCI compliance levels and suggestions for helping you get started on the long journey towards full PCI compliance.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Colleen Medling is the Automated Systems Manager at the Salt Lake County Library (Utah); Harry Pontiff is Information Security Analyst in the Information Technology Services department at Macalester College.

Start Date

17-3-2011 2:30 PM

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intermediate

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Mar 17th, 2:30 PM

Security and Compliance for Libraries in the Cloud

Moving services and resources to the "cloud" to gain increased reliability, flexibility and cost savings is a growing trend among libraries. But before a library jumps into the cloud, they should be aware of some unique security risks and compliance issues that this move may entail. This session highlights some of these security and compliance concerns. Macalester’s Pontiff will address many of the potential risks to be aware of and will share steps that can be taken to protect against potential risks. Salt Lake County Library’s Medling will address issues surrounding PCI compliance, an industry standard that is necessary in order to be able to accept credit card payments online. If your library is thinking about accepting credit cards or is already accepting credit card payments, your library needs to be aware of issues related to PCI compliance. If these issues are ignored, they can cause a library to be liable for tens of thousands of dollars in fines if your system is hacked. Medling will discuss PCI compliance levels and suggestions for helping you get started on the long journey towards full PCI compliance.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Colleen Medling is the Automated Systems Manager at the Salt Lake County Library (Utah); Harry Pontiff is Information Security Analyst in the Information Technology Services department at Macalester College.