In 2011 Securus Global was actively involved in shaking up how security was assessed in Learning Management Systems (LMS) affecting many of the world’s universities. We were indirectly drawn into this as a result of testing we did for an Australian University.
It started with a news article from SC Magazine that came about when Australian universities starting sharing the results of our work which showed serious security issues with student and staff information. This article went global and set off a chain of events that saw the world’s largest LMS developers competing with each other in regards to how secure they were at protecting student and staff information.
The follow-up analysis and ongoing updates are post here. Latest update is from December 2012:
If you are responsible for Information Security at a University or other Educational Establishment that uses LMS, please take your time and read through the article and associated links within it.