- By Diane Frank
- Aug 13, 2001
The CIO Council, the Chief Financial Officers Council and the Information Technology Association of America outlined five e-government security goals: Availability: Timely, reliable access to data and services for authorized users.
Identification and authentication: The processes a system uses to recognize an entity, establish the validity of a transmission, message or originator, and verify authorization for a user to receive information.
Confidentiality: Assurance that information is not available to unauthorized people, processes or devices.
Integrity: Protection against unauthorized modification or destruction of information.
Nonrepudiation: Provides the sender with proof of delivery and the recipient with proof of the sender's identity, so neither can later deny having processed the data.
Source: "Securing Electronic Government"