With increasing regularity, organizations of all sizes are being targeted by cybercriminals who want access to the rich data that they maintain. According to Auditor of State Dave Yost, the sophistication with which these hackers infiltrate emails, computers and networks has grown rapidly, and the number of successful attacks is growing as well.
In 2015, Ohio ranked 10th in the nation for cybercrime, according to the 2015 FBI cybercrime report. In 2016, Ohio had climbed to number nine. In response, the Auditor’s office recently issued a free “best practices” guide aimed at helping local governments, including public libraries, shield themselves from digital threats and fend off cyberattacks.