Title: The Analysis of Security in a Multi-Server E-Learning Environment Based on Moodle and Zimbra Software

Year of Publication: Sep - 2015
Page Numbers: 41-51
Authors: Rafał Grzybowski , Błażej Feret
Conference Name: The Fourth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2015)
- Indonesia


An increase in popularity of university-wide e-learning platforms which support conventional educational methods and the development of new means of communication, has placed an emphasis on the security of data that is stored in such systems. The discussion on the issue of security in e-learning platforms was begun by M.K. Littman [8] as long ago as 1996. The following article seeks to identify security threats to data existing within a university’s e-learning environment, built on moodle software integrated with the remaining computer systems of the college, including an electronic mail system employing Zimbra technology. Analysis of a database of security infringements for the years 2011 and 2014 combined with insight into user behaviors described in literature identified areas to which systems are most vulnerable to unauthorized data access. Activities undertaken in each of the identified regions have a significant impact on one of three key elements of data security.