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E-Government Security Issues and Measures



William C. Barker


The Handbook will be a three-volume, 2,400-page reference source providing state-of-the-art information concerning the information, computer and network security with coverage of the core topics. The audience is four-year colleges and universities with Computer Science, MIS, IT, IS, E-commerce, and Business departments, and public, private, and corporate libraries and a diverse group of professionals interested in this fast-growing field. The Handbook will be available as a printed work as well as in an online version. Approximately 200 articles will comprise this publication. This chapter identifies current security issues associated with implementation of E-Government initiatives and the security measures needed for, and available to, address these issues. The set of E-Government services that this chapter treats includes electronic publishing, interactive information services, transaction processing, and delivery of government services. The classes of security issues addressed include availability, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Security measures discussed include security mechanisms (e.g., cryptography, firewalls, and operating system security), system design and configuration principles (e.g., hardware, software, and data backups), and policy and procedural measures (e.g., planning, testing, certification, monitoring/auditing, and accreditation).
Handbook of Information Security
Publisher Info
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ


Barker, W. (2005), E-Government Security Issues and Measures, Handbook of Information Security, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created December 30, 2005, Updated January 27, 2020