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Curtin Information Technology Services (CITS)

Service availability

Current Outages

There are currently no reported issues with IT services.

Scheduled Outages

Curtin Information Technology Services (CITS) seeks to enable a secure and reliable computing environment. In order to ensure this, regular scheduled maintenance is essential.

Maintenance allows Curtin's systems and applications to be updated, tested and changed to ensure continued vendor support, compliancy with relevant legislation and audit, redundancy and service continuity.

Please contact the Service Desk if you require more information about the scheduled outages listed below.

Service Availability Removal of Local Administrator Rights

Services affected: Computer Login
Dates and times: Monday, 3 September 2018 8:00AM
Impact: Users may experience performance issues
Status: Scheduled Events
Notes:

In 2016, as part of an audit by the Office of the Auditor General, a risk was highlighted to Curtin around the exposure of wide spread use of local administrator rights on Curtin devices. These rights allow staff, for example, to install software on their computers, while also allowing unwanted and unexpected malicious activity to run on their device. Curtin’s Senior Executive have agreed that we need to address the risk. The first phase of this program will be to remove local administrator rights from all staff using Curtin Windows devices.

For further information, please see this announcement: Staff News: Removal of Local Administrator Rights

Service Availability Turnitin Service Maintenance

Services affected: Blackboard
Dates and times: Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:00PM until Sunday, 23 September 2018 5:30AM
Impact: Unavailable due to scheduled maintenance
Status: Scheduled Maintenance
Notes:

There will be proactive maintenance outage and the Turnitin system will be unavailable during the following period from 11.00PM Saturday, 22nd until 5.30AM Sunday 23rd September (AWST Perth time)


This maintenance will be performed by Turnitin and there will be a temporary disruption to services.


Users will be unable to submit and grade during this maintenance window.

 

Updated 14/09/18 10:30AM