Secure E-Government Web Services

Secure E-Government Web Services

Andreas Mitrakas (European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Greece), Pim Hengeveld (T-Systems, Belgium), Despina Polemi (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Johann Gamper (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 348
ISBN13: 9781599041384|ISBN10: 1599041383|EISBN13: 9781599041407|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-138-4


As e-government applications are coming of age, security has been gradually becoming more demanding a requirement for users, administrators, and service providers. The increasingly widespread use of Web services facilitates the exchange of data among various e-government applications, and paves the way for enhanced service delivery.

Secure E-Government Web Services addresses various aspects of building secure e-government architectures and services, and presents the views of experts from academia, policy, and the industry to conclude that secure e-government Web services can be deployed in an application-centric and interoperable way. Secure E-Government Web Services presents the promising area of Web services, shedding new light onto this innovative area of applications, and responding to the current and upcoming challenges of e-government security.

Reviews and Testimonials

"Mitrakas, Hengeveld, Polemi, and Gamper present 17 papers by academics, policy makers, and industry practitioners that address aspects of security for Web services applications in government."

– Book News Inc., August 2007

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Andreas Mitrakas is legal adviser at the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He has previously been senior counsel at Ubizen (a Cybertrust company) and general counsel at GlobalSign, (Vodafone Group). He has been consulted in several security implementations in eGovernment. He is a qualified attorney (Athens Bar) and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and the Athens University for Economics and Business. He has co-authored more than 85 publications including Open EDI and law in Europe: A regulatory framework. He holds a PhD in electronic commerce and the law from Erasmus University of Rotterdam, a master’s in computers and law from Queen’s University of Belfast, a diploma in project management from ParisTech (Grandes Ecoles d’Ingenieurs de Paris), and a law degree from the University of Athens.
Dr. Hengeveld has obtained a Diploma on Physics./Mathematics./Philosophy from the Free University Amsterdam and owns a Ph. D. Mathematics/Science at the Free University Amsterdam. After working in the labs of the Dutch PTT he became a consultant and partner for Bakkenist Management Consultants. During 1996-2000 he was part-time Professor in ICT and management/governance at the Technical University Delft. Since 1999 he has been with Deloitte and involved in assignments that relate to architecture of complex information and telecommunication environments and in charge of innovative IT-projects for governments on all levels.
Dr. Despina Polemi has obtained the Degree in Applied Mathematics from Portland State University (USA) in 1984, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Coding Theory) from City University of New York (Graduate Center) in 1991. She held teaching positions (1984-1995) in Queens College and Baruch College of City University of New York. From 1991 to 1996 was assistant professor (tenure track) in State University of New York at Farmingdale in the department of Mathematics. During 1996-2002 she was an associate researcher in ICCS. From 2000 to 2003 she acted as President of the BoD in a security consulting company Expertnet ( and technical manager of the company from 2000-2004. She now a Professor in the University of Piraeus R&D department.
Johann Gamper received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna (1989) and a PhD in Computer Science from the RWTH Aachen (1996). From 1996-2000, he was senior researcher at the European Academy Bolzano-Bozen. From November 2000 to September 2003, Johann Gamper was project leader for the establishment of a new Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where he has been assistant professor since October 2003. His main research interests are in temporal database and information systems and in e-government. He is author of over 50 publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings.