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Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities in University's IT Threats Landscape

IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Contemporary Computing
© 2017 by IJCA Journal
NCCC 2016 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2017
Chanchala Joshi
Umesh Kumar Singh

Chanchala Joshi and Umesh Kumar Singh. Article: Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities in Universitys IT Threats Landscape. IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Contemporary Computing NCCC 2016(1):10-14, April 2017. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Chanchala Joshi and Umesh Kumar Singh},
	title = {Article: Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities in Universitys IT Threats Landscape},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Contemporary Computing},
	year = {2017},
	volume = {NCCC 2016},
	number = {1},
	pages = {10-14},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


The large and open networks of Universities are particularly vulnerable because they often have multiple overlapping public and private networks. The staff, faculty members or students with infected devices might connect with the Universities networks. Many labs also have devices into their networks that were never intended to be there, which opens up new avenues of attack. This paper analyzed the security threats evolve specifically in University's computing environment, and proposes risk management framework to guide security and risk executives through the process of network security management. The framework follows three phase activities: the first phase concentrates on the identification of the weak point in University's networks; the second phase quantitatively measures the security risk level of the University's networks; the third phase suggests plans for enhancing the security level of University's network environments. The proposed framework focuses on critical assets that are truly at risk.


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