Towards an efficient and secure educational platform on cloud infrastructure

Sarfraz Nawaz Brohi, Mervat Adib Bamiah, Suriayati Chuprat, Jamalul Lail Ab Manan

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Existing educational platforms are highly cost-consuming and inefficient in-terms of scalability, flexibility of infrastructures, availability, recovery, accessibility and security. Cloud computing is considered as a flexible business and technological model for providing an Efficient Educational Platform (EEP) due to its significant features. However, an EEP is not a complete solution required by Educational Organizations (EOs), they require Efficient as well as Secure Educational Platform (ESEP). Since cloud computing is an open access global technology, there are several security threats that might take place from malicious users. EOs are reluctant to trust and adopt this paradigm because of threats that can compromise the security of their confidential data. In this research paper, we describe the ICT related challenges faced by educational platforms and we emphasize the significance of cloud computing in enabling an EEP, finally we propose a conceptual model for developing an ESEP. Our contribution consists of several security tools and techniques such as Trusted Virtual Domains (TVDs), Security as a Service (SECaaS), Intrusion Detection Tools, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), virtual TPM (vTPM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2012 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management, ICCCTAM 2012
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management 2012 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 Dec 201210 Dec 2012 (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management 2012
Abbreviated titleICCCTAM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
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  • Cloud Computing
  • Efficient and Secure Educational Platform
  • SECaaS
  • Security and Trust Issues
  • TPM
  • TVD
  • vTPM

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