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UCC maintains campus services during network disruption

Written by on August 25, 2023

ROSEBURG, Ore., — Umpqua Community College became aware of unusual activity on its network on Tues., Aug. 22. The affected systems were immediately isolated, and the college took all possible measures to ensure the network is secure. All systems were taken offline to mitigate security risk and the college immediately began to follow its cybersecurity protocols, opened campus for limited services, and started work on bringing systems back online.  

UCC is working closely with a leading cybersecurity and digital forensics firm to assist in a response to this incident and the investigation is ongoing.  

The college has no evidence at this time that any personal information has been misused. The college is currently in the process of determining what data may have been impacted and whether any sensitive information was involved. As soon as that process concludes we will formally notify those whose information may have been affected and will provide resources to assist them.
“Protection of confidential information is our highest priority. Please be assured that we have done, and will continue to do, everything in our power to ensure that all data stored on our network remains protected,” commented Rachel Pokrandt. “We will provide regular updates for students and the community on our website, and we encourage our students to reach out through our canvas learning management system. We are hopeful that most systems are operational by the time we open on Monday morning.” 

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