E-government Security: A Honeynet Approach

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Executive Summary

Security is one of the most important issues in E-government. All of the security approaches that are common in E-commerce are applicable to E-government. But E-government is a little different from E-commerce. Usually government networks can communicate to each other better than business networks, because, most of them are connected for transferring information, but businesses are competitors and they don't disclose their sensitive information. Utilizing "Honeypots" is a good solution for tracing hackers and revealing their tools. In this paper, "Connectedness" of E-government networks and honeypots are employed to propose an approach for securing an E-government network. This framework provides suitable resources for hackers; and simultaneously, it prevents them from misusing those resources for future attacks.

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