Security Aspects within e-Government

  • Sonja Hof
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2739)


The aim of e-Government projects is bringing the appropriate services within an authority as close to the citizens as possible. Due to interdisciplinary cooperation the formerly ambitious project “e-Government” has become a fairly well introduced platform. This paper focuses on the security aspects and the different views within e-Government projects towards their relations. The first part presents an overview of the security fields and refines them into their different aspects, while trying to cover the whole range of security within a holistic view. Because of the complexity of security, as it contains diverse aspects that all have to be considered, the second part focuses on the single security area “data protection”, which with its weaknesses and its strengths serves as an example. Data protection regards such diverse issues such as encryption, access rights as well as the corresponding security awareness of the employees handling the data. This also involves the corresponding backup and recovery strategies, as well as the data storage itself.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Hof
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  1. 1.Institute of Applied Computer Science, Division: Business, Administration and SocietyUniversity of LinzAustria

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