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Critical data leak analysis in educational environment

Abdul Ghani Azmi, Ida Madieha and Ashraf, Qazi Mamoon and Zulhuda, Sonny and Daud, Mahyuddin (2016) Critical data leak analysis in educational environment. In: 2016 4th International Conference on Cyber and IT Service Management, 26th-27th April 2016, Bandung, Indonesia.

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The rapid growth of computer technologies has resulted in a corresponding increase in the creation of new loopholes in systems which eventually might result in data leak. Data leakage is an incident in which sensitive information is released to any unauthorized party intentionally or unintentionally. There is a large set of software available which can be used to prevent data leak, however they fail to cover all the channels of leakage involved. Many institutions specifically educational institutions are in possession of large amounts of personal data. Due to the sheer size of these institutions, securing each and every system is overlooked. Educational institutions need to implement higher levels of security practices in their systems to stop any attempts of users trying to access critical data intentionally. If adequate measures are not taken, records belonging to the staff as well as students can be manipulated and used. We conduct a case study, and show the potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities that can exist in an educational environment which can be a path for data leak. The results have important implications on preventive measures that can be used by such institutions to avert data leak.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 810/52132
Uncontrolled Keywords: data leak, education, information security; penetration testing
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr. Mahyuddin Daud
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 08:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52132

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