EA and BYOD: Threat Model and Comparison to Paper-based Examinations

Bastian Küppers, Thomas Eifert, Richard Zameitat, Ulrik Schroeder

Abstract

e-Assessment provides a wide range of opportunities to improve students’ experience and apply innovative examination methods, therefore gaining growing interest from institutes of higher education. Despite the advantages of EA, considering practical use raises concerns, one of which are security risks, even more when students’ devices should be used instead of a centrally managed hardware pool. Approaching these concerns requires to evaluate and break down potential security implications and appropriate mitigations. This paper fo- cusses in particular on relative security in comparison with paper-based examinations, presuming that EA does not have to be perfect, instead it is sufficient to be on par with traditional approaches. With that assumption in mind and based on work by Sindre and Vegendla, a threat model for electronic examinations is developed, taking own research into account. For each threat included in the threat model, a counter measure is proposed. Afterwards, the level of security for EA and the level of security for paper-based examinations are compared. The results of this comparison are quite promising regarding the level of security that EA can offer.

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in Harvard Style

Küppers B., Eifert T., Zameitat R. and Schroeder U. (2020). EA and BYOD: Threat Model and Comparison to Paper-based Examinations.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 495-502. DOI: 10.5220/0009578004950502


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Bastian Küppers and Thomas Eifert and Richard Zameitat and Ulrik Schroeder},
title={EA and BYOD: Threat Model and Comparison to Paper-based Examinations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={495-502},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009578004950502},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - EA and BYOD: Threat Model and Comparison to Paper-based Examinations
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Küppers B.
AU - Eifert T.
AU - Zameitat R.
AU - Schroeder U.
PY - 2020
SP - 495
EP - 502
DO - 10.5220/0009578004950502