Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology


Information and Decision Sciences

First Reader/Committee Chair

Butler, William Dr.


With online learning becoming in high demand to deliver training and education during the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals have more opportunities to take advantage of vulnerable Learning Management Systems to steal information like training materials, and students' private information, or they try to make easy money by deploying ransomware. Regardless of the cybercriminal motivation, the compromised system has consequences on the organization that affects it financially, legally, and reputationally. This requires the organization to invest in choosing the most secure LMS and apply the required security controls to avoid such consequences that may cost them much more than expected.

This project highlights the vulnerabilities that are found in a selected list of Learning Management Systems. This may help organizations in the selection phase of their LMS, and also blue teams can use this project’s result to harden their systems.