The extent to which electronic government services are available on line and are currently used by citizens or customers.
Description of hardware, software, and communications requirements associated with the initiative.
TESTA I and II
Trans-European Services for Telematics between Administrations. The IDA TESTA project started in 1996 and entered its second phase (TESTA II) early in 2000. It responds to the growing need for the exchange of information between European administrations. It envisages a European inter-administrative IP network, similar to the Internet in its reach and universality, but dedicated to inter-administrative requirements and providing guaranteed performance levels.
Implementation of this vision requires a broad coverage, including:
All EU Member States
EFTA countries and
EU accession candidates, once they have joined IDA.
It also demands the connectivity to reach all administrations wishing to participate.
eavesdropping on or entry to data communications, telephony or stored computer data by an unauthorised party.
the potential for exploitation of a vulnerability
when used in the context of authentication, a (usually) physical device necessary for user identification.
a computer program whose execution would result in undesired side effects, generally unanticipated by the user. A Trojan horse program may otherwise give the appearance of providing normal functionality.
the concept that a system will provide its intended functionality with a stated level of confidence. The term is also used for other entities; e.g. trusted software, trusted network, trusted individual. Sometimes the confidence - also called assurance - can be measured but sometimes it is inferred on the basis of testing and other information
assurance that a system deserves to be trusted
Trusted Third Party