Towards Secure E-Government

Towards Secure E-Government

Andreas Mitrakas (European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Greece), Pim Hengeveld (Deloitte, The Netherlands), Despina Polemi (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Johann Gamper (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-138-4.ch001

Abstract

Secure eGovernment has emerged as a critical goal for public administrations across the world. While eGovernment services bring the promise of efficient on line services, closer to its intended beneficiaries, being citizens, organizations and other public administration units, new challenges pose potential threats. This book presents the views of academics and layman from EU, USA and China on pertinent eGovernment issues. The emphasis is on the evolution of web services and security technologies as a plausible technology upon which eGovernment services can be based. The chapters of this book represent concepts that have been presented in the framework of the eMayor project. This chapter addresses some of the basic concepts and objectives of this book and introduces the reader in the secure eGovernment web services.

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