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Secure e-Government services: Protection Profile for Electronic Voting - A Case of Tanzania
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: IST-Africa 2012 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham, IIMC International Information Management Corporation , 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IIMC International Information Management Corporation , 2012.
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81048ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81048DiVA: diva2:559179
Conference
Regional Impact of Information Society Technologies Conference, IST-Africa 2012, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, May 2012
Available from: 2012-10-08 Created: 2012-10-08 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved
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1. A Framework for Securing e-Government Services: The Case of Tanzania
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Framework for Securing e-Government Services: The Case of Tanzania
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

e-Government services are becoming one of the most important and efficient means by which governments (G) interact with businesses (B) and citizens (C). This has brought not only tremendous opportunities but also serious security challenges. Critical information assets are exposed to current and emerging security risks and threats. In the course of this study, it was learnt that e-government services are heavily guided and benchmarked by e-Government maturity models (eGMMs). However, the models lack built-in security services, technical as well as non-technical; leading to lack of strategic objectives alignment between e-government services and security services. Information security has an important role in mitigating security risks and threats posed to e-government services. Security improves quality of the services offered.

In light of the above, the goal of this research work is to propose a framework that would facilitate government organisations to effectively offer appropriate secure e-government services. To achieve this goal, an empirical investigation was conducted in Tanzania involving six government organizations. The investigations were inter-foiled by a sequence of structural compositions resulting in a proposition of a framework for securing e-government services which integrates IT security services into eGMMs. The research work was mainly guided by a design science research approach complemented in parts by systemic-holistic and socio-technical approaches.

The thesis contributes to the empirical and theoretical body of knowledge within the computer and systems sciences on securing e-government structures. It encompasses a new approach to secure e-government services incorporating security services into eGMMs. Also, it enhances the awareness, need and importance of security services to be an integral part of eGMMs to different groups such as researched organizations, academia, practitioners, policy and decision makers, stakeholders, and the community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, 2012. 107 p.
Series
Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 12-010
Keyword
e-Government, information security, maturity models, services, technical security, non-technical security
National Category
Computer Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80722 (URN)978-91-7447-583-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-12-11, Sal C, Forum 100, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 15:00 (English)
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Note

At the time of the doctoral defence the following paper was unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper nr. 6: In press

Available from: 2012-11-19 Created: 2012-09-27 Last updated: 2012-10-23Bibliographically approved

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