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THE CYBERSECURITY OF ELEARNING PLATFORMS
THE CYBERSECURITY OF ELEARNING PLATFORMS

Author(s): Adriana Meda Udroiu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: cybersecurity; cyber-attacks; elearning infrastructure; data security.

Summary/Abstract: In the last years, cybersecurity becomes a strategic concept which is included all types of security strategies. Globalization and the Internet have given new incredible powers based on continuous development of network technologies for individuals, organizations and nations. For anyone - students, soldiers, spies, propagandists, hackers and terrorists - gathering information, communications, fundraising and public relations have been digitized and revolutionized. E/Online learning platforms represent a modern form of educations which used digital strategies to present the data. In this context, online platforms used digital information and web based platform which must be secured against cyberattacks. In the national critical infrastructure protection framework, the education field represent one of the important critical element (infrastructure). The education infrastructure includes education institutions, people – students, teachers and administrative personal and – most important – the digital infrastructure that supports all data handled. Elearning platforms are part of this digital infrastructure. The increase dependence of elearning platforms on web infrastructure lets cyber-attacks become lethal to digital learning infrastructure; and many attacks are from both state and non-state actors. Because digital learning platforms are low secured, the actors used them as gateways for their attacks on other more important networks such as governmental networks. In the international context, the cyber security issue, as a component of national security, becomes the theme and rationale for developing specific instruments of fundamental and highly applied research. This paper presents the most important aspects of cybersecurity of elearning platforms.

  • Issue Year: 03/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 374-379
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English