Security goals

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"

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