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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Securing Educational Data Using Agent-Based Blockchain Technology

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AUTHOR(S)

Millicent Ubaka-Okoye, Ambrose A. Azeta, Aderonke A. Oni, Hilary I. Okagbue, Olanike S. Nicholas-Omoregbe

 

KEYWORDS

Blockchain technology, Educational data, Intelligent agent, Data security, insider threats, POA.

 

ABSTRACT

Educational data security especially examination, results and certificate management systems should be upheld with the utmost integrity. Blockchain has a prospective that possibly will offer a system with considerable sincerity and secure database in educational systems. Existing large databases of students’ external examinations, results and certificate management data are subject to manipulation and lack security in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability. These cases are peculiar to external examinations conducted in tertiary institutions. Unfortunately, there is an abuse by system administrators/IT personnel in exercising their access privileges as a superuser. Hence, this work explored an agent based Blockchain-technology in securing educational data against insider threats focusing on Ethereum’s Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus algorithm to implement an agent-based blockchain model system. The work was able to discover a foundation for advancing current understanding of blockchain systems, development of models for blockchain using the immutable features of the technology and incorporation of intelligent agents

 

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