September 2016

Back up Your Data with UTBackup!

Backing up your computer's data to a secure off site location protects you against a variety of data losses, from broken hard drives, to corrupted data, to accidentally deleted files. But manually backing up files can be a time-consuming and tedious process.   UTBackup provides an automated,  enterprise class, file-level backup solution1 for the University that is confidential data compliant2.  UTBackup is available to all current CNS faculty and staff.  Once installed and configured, it works behind the scenes whenever you are on a wired or

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UTBox -- An Introduction

UTBox is a free cloud storage and file sharing service available to UT Austin faculty staff and students for business and academic purposes.  UTBox features:

  • Unlimited storage and file sharing for approved group accounts (e.g., departments, research groups, etc)
  • 2 TB (terrabyte) storage and file sharing account for Faculty and Staff
  • 150 GB (gigabyte) storage and file sharing account for students
  • Certified for storing some kinds of Confidential Data (formerly called Category I data)
  • Built-in collaboration tools
  • Securely
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Our Entire Primary Data Center Is Now HIPAA Compliant

This is an email that went out from the university CIO on September 8, 2016

Since the primary data center opened about 5 years ago, we had a number of cabinets with card readers to secure health information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA was enacted in 1996 and addresses the security and privacy of health information.

 The University

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DMCA Avoid Copyright Violations

Peer-to-peer filesharing networks are monitored by copyright holders of digital materials and their representatives. If you are caught on campus violating copyright by sharing digital materials without authorization, you should expect to be served with a notice that reads in part:


The University of Texas at Austin has received legal notification alleging that a computer resource for which you are responsible has been used for **sharing** copyrighted material. A copy of the

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