Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 9th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2013, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September 25-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Security Concerns and Remedy in a Cloud Based E-learning System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-04283-1_22,
        author={Md. Masud and Md. Islam and Jemal Abawajy},
        title={Security Concerns and Remedy in a Cloud Based E-learning System},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 9th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2013, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September 25-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-04283-1_22}
    }
    
  • Md. Masud
    Md. Islam
    Jemal Abawajy
    Year: 2014
    Security Concerns and Remedy in a Cloud Based E-learning System
    SECURECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04283-1_22
Md. Masud1, Md. Islam1,*, Jemal Abawajy2,*
  • 1: Charles Sturt University
  • 2: Deakin University
*Contact email: mislam@csu.edu.au, jemal.abawajy@deakin.edu.au

Abstract

Cloud computing is an emerging technology and it utilizes the cloud power to many technical solutions. The e-learning solution is one of those technologies where it implements the cloud power in its existing system to enhance the functionality providing to e-learners. Cloud technology has numerous advantages over the existing traditional e-learning systems. However security is a major concern in cloud based e-learning. Therefore security measures are unavoidable to prevent the loss of users’ valuable data from the security vulnerabilities. This paper investigates various security issues involved in cloud based e-learning technology with an aim to suggest remedial in the form of security measures and security management standards. These will help to overcome the security threats in cloud based e-learning technology. Solving the key problems will also encourage the widespread adoption of cloud computing in educational institutes.