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Identifying the security requirements for virtual university environments
Ruiz VC, Furnell SM, Phippen AD, Dowland PS, Stengel I, Bleimann U
Proceedings of the Fourth Security Conference 2005, Las Vegas, USA, 30-31 March, 2005
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Virtual universities (VUs) are meant to provide a new learning model for students and a way to study away from traditional facilities. Security is now regarded as a high priority within computer systems, and has been increasingly introduced to the public over the years. Many new technologies have been presented as means to secure computer systems, especially when connected on large scale networks such as the Internet. As in every IT system, virtual universities are faced with potential attacks from outside or inside its network. This paper proposes a security model for such universities, in order for the students, staff, and the administrators to work in a safe environment, and provide the same degree of confidence as in a traditional learning environment.

Ruiz VC, Furnell SM, Phippen AD, Dowland PS, Stengel I, Bleimann U