SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ACADEMIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT A UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA

A. Muhumuza1, P.I. Musasizi1, C. Nassimbwa2

1Makerere University, School of Engineering (UGANDA)
2University of South Florida, Center for Entrepreneurship (UNITED STATES)
The relevant and beneficial implementation of electronic academic records management at higher institutions of learning in Uganda is considered to be a key ingredient for facilitating operational efficiency and effectiveness. Given the sensitive nature of academic records, a higher education institution needs to pay special attention to the security imperatives underpinning electronic records management. The key issues considered in this paper covering a wide range of security requirements are categorised under records management policies and regulations, access control, business continuity, transaction monitoring and fraud detection, end-user security awareness and training, configuration management and systems maintenance, and incident response. This paper analyses the key security requirements for an academic records management system at Ndejje University, a private higher education institution running at three campuses at different geographical locations in Uganda.