IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(3): 241-245 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.230

Are Our Educational Technology Systems Secure?

Mohamed H. Al-Ibrahim
Abstract—The use of information and communication technology is an essential part of any contemporary higherlevel educational system. Web applications that are accessed via web browsers over a network such as Internet or intranet are dominant in almost all education systems, such as universities, training, and research institutions. In particular, web based systems are used as informative or interactive web pages. Since these web pages contain critical information, securing educational systems is as important as securing any banking system. It has been noticed that some academic institutions have not fully secured their web pages against some class of vulnerabilities. In this empirical study, we elaborate these vulnerabilities and show their existence in the web sites of one of the academic institutions and describe the tools, techniques and results of our experiments.

Index Terms—Web technology, security, e-learning management.

The author is with the College of Basic Education, PAAET, Kuwait (email: mm.alibrahim@paaet.edu.kw).

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Cite: Mohamed H. Al-Ibrahim,"Are Our Educational Technology Systems Secure?" International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 241-245, 2012.

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