How EU and Japan Deal with the Challenges of Cybersecurity in the eGovernment Domain in the Emerging Age of IoT?
This paper represents the foundation of a future extended research that aims to investigate more in depth how cybersecurity shall evolve in the e-government domain considering the challenges represented by the emerging IoT (Internet of Things). The present paper addresses the question to be investigated and presents the general and specific framework of cybersecurity, critical infrastructures policy and regulation, e-government and e-services domain. With the EU trying to implement cross-border services using digital service infrastructures and Japan fostering its government sector, questions related to cybersecurity and cyberdefense policies for this sector represents emerging subjects. What this paper is suggesting and intend to develop in a future research is the need to declare the e-government sector and particularly the digital service infrastructures as critical infrastructures and to further propose a dedicated cybersecurity policy and specific measures designated to ensure a safe and secure space for adoption and use of e-services, since boostering the use of e-services would represent a benefit for the economy.
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Working Paper No.33