October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Santa Cruz Public Libraries Offer Free Cybersecurity Classes Throughout the County

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September 20, 2018—SANTA CRUZ, CA—The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) has partnered with the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to provide tools to help people practice safe online behavior during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October.
 
These free classes are led by Library IT Manager Lynne Sansevero, who has more than 20 years of experience managing IT. She holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management and is a member of the Library Information Technology Association (LITA). According to Lynne, “Educating yourself about cyber security cannot be stressed enough, because the more you know and understand about the subject, the better your chances of staying protected are. Becoming cyber-aware is essential to your safety and privacy on the Internet.”
 
To educate people about cybersecurity and what they can do to protect themselves from online threats, the library will offer 7 cybersecurity classes.
 
The class schedule is as follows:
 
• Monday, October 1st from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 224 Church St.
 
• Tuesday, October 9th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr.
 
• Thursday, October 11th from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Rd.
 
• Tuesday, October 16th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Boulder Creek Library, 13390 West Park Ave.
 
• Thursday, October 18th from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Library, 2380 Portola Dr.
 
• Tuesday, October 23rd from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Garfield Park Library, 705 Woodrow Ave.
 
• Tuesday, October 30th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr.
 
Cybersecurity is effective when we all do our part to practice safe online behavior. We hope you will be able to join us at one of these free and important classes.

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