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An Empirical Study on the Security Measurements of Websites of Jordanian Public Universities
Mokhled S. Al-Tarawneh
Pages - 127 - 136     |    Revised - 01-10-2013     |    Published - 01-11-2013
Volume - 7   Issue - 4    |    Publication Date - November 2013  Table of Contents
Information System, Information Security, Information-security Measurement, Security Threats, Vulnerability Measurement and Penetration Test.
Most of the Jordanian universities’ inquiries systems, i.e. educational, financial, administrative, and research systems are accessible through their campus networks. As such, they are vulnerable to security breaches that may compromise confidential information and expose the universities to losses and other risks. At Jordanian universities, security is critical to the physical network, computer operating systems, and application programs and each area has its own set of security issues and risks. This paper presents a comparative study on the security systems at the Jordanian universities from the viewpoint of prevention and intrusion detection. Robustness testing techniques are used to assess the security and robustness of the universities’ online services. In this paper, the analysis concentrates on the distribution of vulnerability categories and identifies the mistakes that lead to a severe type of vulnerability. The distribution of vulnerabilities can be used to avoid security flaws and mistakes.
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Dr. Mokhled S. Al-Tarawneh
Mutah University - Jordan