Proctortrack software used by URegina, Western experiences security breach

October 20, 2020

Proctortrack software, used by the University of Regina and Western University to reduce cheating on exams, has had a security breach. Proctortrack said that no student data was accessed, and it has shut down its systems for up to ten days to review and enhance its security. CBC calls the breach an “I-told-you-so” moment for URegina students who were already uncomfortable with the software. In September, students launched a petition for URegina to stop using this program, citing concerns about data collection and hacking. David Gerhard, head of URegina’s computer science department, said that though students are raising legitimate points, URegina has “had an epidemic of cheating” since classes moved online, and is using the software to maintain academic integrity. CBC (SK | ON)