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Widespread security incidents with UO printers

Outside attacks on printers are a widespread problem on campus right now.

When UO Information Services’ security team detects a printer in CAS that they suspect is insecurely configured, CASIT is then informed and we immediately take actions to secure the printer. End-users are encouraged to report any unusual printing activity as well. Once secured, CASIT reports these printers to UO Network Services in order to block all such future threats via an edge-of-campus firewall.

CASIT is therefore examining each potentially compromised printer individually to change the security settings

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Research Electronic Data Capture software service

REDCap

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, web-based application for building and managing online research surveys and databases, is a premier tool for supporting UO research efforts with the goals of better collaboration and easier data management. REDCap can be used to rapidly develop projects via a point and click interface or by creating a “data dictionary” template file in Microsoft Excel that can easily be uploaded into the application. We offer REDCap as a free resource for UO researchers and their external team members.

REDCap is a preferred data

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Help Articles

Recommended Best Practices for Use of Sensitive Data With Web Applications

Developers and website administrators incur risk when they collect sensitive data, such as student data, through web forms, and when they use web-based applications to analyze and display this data.

CASIT employs and recommends the following security practices when web forms are used for sensitive data:

Training

CASIT strongly recommends that all users of web forms that collect sensitive data or site administrators of sites that work with such data undergo training both in basic online security awareness and in the responsible use of UO sensitive data. We will post information on training ...

Training

Vericite Anti-Plagiarism Tool for Canvas

Vericite Plagiarism Detection for Canvas

The Canvas LMS now has a plagiarism detection tool: Vericite–a cloud-based technology that identifies plagiarized and improperly cited text. This service works as an external tool integrated within Canvas and will allow instructors instant access to scanned submissions and will also check papers and essays against the ever-growing online repository of materials with campus-wide databases of materials.

The specific details of how it works within the UO Canvas instance can be found here.