Security assessment framework for educational ERP systems

Hafsa Ashraf, Mamdouh Alenezi, Muhammad Nadeem, Yasir Javid


The educational ERP systems have vulnerabilities at the different layers such as version-specific vulnerabilities, configuration level vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities of the underlying infrastructure. This research has identified security vulnerabilities in an educational ERP system with the help of automated tools; penetration testing tool and public vulnerability repositories (CVE, CCE) at all layers. The identified vulnerabilities are analyzed for any false positives and then clustered with mitigation techniques, available publicly in security vulnerability solution repository like CCE and CWE. These mitigation techniques are mapped over reported vulnerabilities using mapping algorithms. Security vulnerabilities are then prioritized based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Finally, open standards-based vulnerability mitigation recommendations are discussed.


Software Security; Security Assessment; Educational ERP

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578