A Tutoring System for IT Security Education

ABSTRACT

The Institute for Telematics of the University of Trier is currently developing a tutoring system that teaches knowledge of IT security. In contrast to other tutoring systems, exercises are not made in a restricted simulation environment but on a real Linux system. This approach allows the learner to apply his or her skills easily in practice. Depending on the type of user (e.g., end user or administrator), different lectures are provided. Interaction takes place via a web browser-based interface. It provides the user with various navigation facilities, help assistance, and statistics on the current status of processing.


AUTHORS

Institute for Telematics, Trier
Germany

Michael Schmitt studied computer science with focus on computational linguistics at the University of Koblenz, Germany. From 1996 to 2001, he was a research assistant at the Institute for Telematics at the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany. In October 2001, he joined the Institute for Telematics in Trier. In April 2003, he passed his doctoral examination on automatic test generation based on formal specifications at the University of Göttingen. His current research activities focus on information security.

Doctoral candidate at the Institute for Telematics/ Department of Computer Science, University of Trier,
Germany

Ji Hu received his MS in computer science from the Beijing Polytechnic University. Since October 2001, he is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Telematics/ Department of Computer Science, University of Trier, Germany. His research interests are information security and security education.

Professor for Computer Science, University of Trier
Germany

Christoph Meinel studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Humboldt-University in Berlin from 1974 to 1979. He received his PhD degree in 1981. From 1981 to 1991, he worked at the Department of Mathematics at the Humboldt University and at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin as a scientific assistant. In 1988, he received his habilitation degree. In 1992, he became a full professor for computer science at the University of Trier. He is visiting professor at the Luxembourg International Advanced Studies in Information Technology as well as the graduate school of the computer sciences department of the Beijing University of Technology, China.

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