Global Security, Safety and Sustainability & e-Democracy. 7th International and 4th e-Democracy, Joint Conferences, ICGS3/e-Democracy 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Leveraging the e-passport PKI to Achieve Interoperable Security for e-government Cross Border Services

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_14,
        author={Dimitrios Lekkas and Dimitrios Zissis},
        title={Leveraging the e-passport PKI to Achieve Interoperable Security for e-government Cross Border Services},
        proceedings={Global Security, Safety and Sustainability \& e-Democracy. 7th International and 4th e-Democracy, Joint Conferences, ICGS3/e-Democracy 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICGS3 \& E-DEMOCRACY},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) e-passport e-ID identification authentication e-government e-voting},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_14}
    }
    
  • Dimitrios Lekkas
    Dimitrios Zissis
    Year: 2012
    Leveraging the e-passport PKI to Achieve Interoperable Security for e-government Cross Border Services
    ICGS3 & E-DEMOCRACY
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_14
Dimitrios Lekkas1,*, Dimitrios Zissis1,*
  • 1: University of the Aegean
*Contact email: Dlek@aegean.gr, Dzissis@aegean.gr

Abstract

Public Key Infrastructure is identified as the essential architecture upon which security and trust are built, in order to provide authentication, identity verification, encryption and non-repudiation in electronic transactions. Cross border availability of e-government services requires such a security infrastructure to provide a horizontal level of service across all implicated entities. This paper identifies the unique characteristics of a necessary interoperable security infrastructure and towards this goal explores the restrictions of current authentication approaches. Following this, the ability of the electronic passport PKI solution to extend and meet the demands of an interoperable cross border e-id solution is explored, as the requirements of such an authentication mechanism correlate to the characteristics of the deployed e-passport infrastructure. Finally, this paper proposes leveraging the e-passport infrastructure, to build a secure cross border authentication mechanism.