Articulating wider smartphone emerging security issues in the case of m-government in Turkey
Jouan de Kervenoael, Ronan and Yfantis, Vasileios (2013) Articulating wider smartphone emerging security issues in the case of m-government in Turkey. In: Halpin, Edward Francis and Griffin, David and Rankin, Carolynn and Dissanayake, Lakshman and Mahtab, Nazmunnessa, (eds.) Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice. IGI Global, USA, pp. 177-205. ISBN 9781466636910, 1466636912 (Print) 9781466636927 (Online)
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-3691-0.ch010
For the last several years, mobile devices and platform security threats, including wireless networking technology, have been top security issues. A departure has occurred from automatic anti-virus software based on traditional PC defense: risk management (authentication and encryption), compliance, and disaster recovery following polymorphic viruses and malware as the primary activities within many organizations and government services alike. This chapter covers research in Turkey as a reflection of the current market – e-government started officially in 2008. This situation in an emerging country presents the current situation and resistances encountered while engaging with mobile and e-government interfaces. The authors contend that research is needed to understand more precisely security threats and most of all potential solutions for sustainable future intention to use m-government services. Finally, beyond m-government initiatives’ success or failure, the mechanisms related to public administration mobile technical capacity building and security issues are discussed.
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