Cyber Security Assessment Education for E-Governance Systems

  • Rajan Gupta
  • Saibal K. Pal
  • Sunil K. Muttoo


Electronic governance is being rapidly adopted across the world for providing seamless services to citizens. With rising digitization of information resources, the threats to the infrastructure and digital data are also growing. For developed nations, the security parameters and optimization processes are well tested and placed, but for developing nations, these are yet to be addressed strongly. There is also a need for imparting awareness and educating personnel involved in the development and operations of E-Governance systems.

This study proposes a framework for security assessment among the departments of E-Governance, based on information systems principles. The major areas of security covered in the framework are related to the hardware, network, software, server, data and physical and environment security and various policies for security of information systems at the organizational level. The suggestive framework has also been tested for an organization in India. It was found that, given the functionality and magnitude of the organization, the assessment framework was able to analyze the strength and weakness of an organization in an exhaustive manner. The coverage of technological and organizational measure was found to be 69% and 53%, respectively, and the organization was placed in top two zones of the proposed grid. This study will be useful for security assessment of various organizations operating under E-Governance.


E-Governance Cyber security education Information systems security Developing nations Security framework India Hardware security Software security Workstation security Network security Server security Data security Physical and environment security Information security policy Procedures and controls policy Administrative tools and methods Awareness creation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajan Gupta
    • 1
  • Saibal K. Pal
    • 2
  • Sunil K. Muttoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Defense Research & Development OrganizationDelhiIndia

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