Secure PKI-enabled e-government infrastructures implementation: the SYZEFXIS-PKI case
by Dionysis Kefallinos, Maria A. Lambrou, Efstathios D. Sykas
Electronic Government, an International Journal (EG), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2006

Abstract: In this paper, we address the key issues of trust, identity management and privacy, within the context of a modern, secure, Public Key Infrastructure- (PKI-) based e-government model. Firstly, we review the basic concepts, standards, methodological tools, critical success factors and international experience for designing and implementing PKI-based secure electronic services. We build on this by presenting a case study of a contextualised technology and process solution, namely the SYZEFXIS-PKI case, a nation-wide ongoing initiative aimed to provide a modern ICT infrastructure for the Greek Public Administration (GPA). Our goal is to communicate lessons learnt from the development, implementation and delivery of a national PKI-based environment, its repercussions and the critical success factors for its widespread use and effectiveness, as a major step towards the realisation of a secure e-governance model in Greece. Finally, we discuss the new modern vision of trust, identity management and privacy in the context of electronic governance and we postulate on future developments.

Online publication date: Mon, 04-Sep-2006

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