Incident reports can be submitted through the Front End, by email, and the TruSTAR API. Regardless of how the data is ingested, all indicators are automatically correlated and visible in Station.
In order to start a report submission in Station, click on the yellow “Submit Report” icon seen in the top right corner of the interface.
There are two ways to input data. The user can simply drag and drop a file into the Upload File field. File types that can be dragged and dropped include: JSON, DOC, DOCX, XML, XLS, XLSX, EML, MSG, CSV, PDF, STIX, TAXII and TEXT files.
Incident Began is populated with the current date and time by default, but clicking in the field will allow the user to set the date. If the date the incident began is unknown check the box above the date field.
Before submitting a report, public tags can be added in the Categories field. Any tags that were previously created will automatically be stored in Tags.
The user can also input incident report data is by clicking on the Paste Text tab, and either pasting data or typing the report directly into the field.
Once the key information has been added click Next in the top right corner.
On the review page, a natural language processing tool will scan the document and provide a count of possible items to redact on the right.
Report data can be reviewed in the Original Content window. Hovering over those items will bring up a “Redact as..” (1) button that can be clicked to redact the item. Any item that has been redacted will be red in color and hovering over the item will show the original data that was redacted (2).
There are two additional methods for redacting sensitive data in a report and both rely on the redaction library panel on the right.
- A user can highlight text in the Original Content window then click on the Redact Selected Text button on the right.
- Users can also manually add redaction items by importing a text or csv file for a bulk upload of terms under settings, or by selecting one of the headings and typing in the terms that should redacted.
All items are permanently stored in the user’s redaction library and will be automatically redacted in future reports to save time. If there is ever a need to review redacted items, they can be exported via the Export button on the right.