Security through digital signatures in web based systems:a case study of Resident Magistrate Court Case Management System in Dodoma-Town District, Dodoma

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2013
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
The paper-based infrastructure is one of the most pervasive problems of administration of justice services delivery in terms of delays in dispensing justice. This is caused by cumbersome case information management. Fortunately courts started to look toward integrated electronic Case Management Systems to cut down on quantity of paperwork and streamline day-to-day operations. However, these systems were old fashioned since less information security measures to guarantee stronger authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation were taken into consideration. Among the main challenges facing security measure implemented on Web-Based Case Management Systems is the username-password authentication mechanism which is highly susceptible to social engineering attacks where a user would be tricked into revealing secret information used in authentication, hence leaving these systems vulnerable to attacks.This study has considered digital signatures technology to be the best solution to the aforementioned challenges, since it provides mechanisms to detect unauthorised operations on electronic case information by enforcing encryption and signature application which result in stronger authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation. Analysis of existing Web-Based Case Management System information security model was performed, resulting in an advanced information security model which subsequently resulted in a prototype that utilises digital signatures technology.
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Available in print form, University of Dar es Salaam at Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library(THS EAF TK5105.59.K35)
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Digital signatures, Computer networks, Security measures, Data protection, Resident magistrate court, Management information system, Dodoma
Citation
Kamuzora, A.R(2013)Security through digital signatures in web based systems:a case study of Resident Magistrate Court Case Management System in Dodoma-Town District, Dodoma,Master dissertation, University of Dr es Salaam, Dar es Salaam