Using Virtual Security Lab in Teaching Cryptography

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Salma M. Gaffer 1,* Daniyal M. Alghazzawi 1

1. Information Systems Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 25 Sep. 2011 / Revised: 4 Oct. 2011 / Accepted: 5 Dec. 2011 / Published: 8 Jan. 2012

Index Terms

Information Security, cryptography, Virtual lab


Teaching Information Security for undergraduate students requires a safe hand-on environment for practicing. This paper focuses on using a virtual lab for two modules in cryptography concepts. At the end, a survey was conducted on a group of students at the Information Systems Department at the King Abdulaziz University to measure the performance of the students’ outcomes in the lab comparing with other students from a previous semester. The result of the survey shows a significant feedback on the system.

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Salma M. Gaffer, Daniyal M. Alghazzawi, "Using Virtual Security Lab in Teaching Cryptography", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.4, no.1, pp.26-32, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.01.04


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