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1 Digital Signatures in State of Tennessee Pam Roberts Finance & Administration Office for Information Resources Planning, Research & Development

2 2 Digital Signatures in State of Tennessee n Internet and Why Digital Signatures n What is electronic signature? What is digital signature? n Purposes of Digital Signatures n Certificate Authorities n Electronic bid process -- digital signatures n Examples n Current Tennessee Law

3 3 Infrastructure Networks Digital Signatures Electronic Money

4 4 Building Electronic Commerce Infrastructure Security one of the most important factors!

5 5 Building Electronic Commerce Infrastructure n Bring our most important transactions into the electronic world n Increase the convenience, accuracy, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of government operations Why Digital Signatures?

6 6 Electronic Signature n A Digitized Handwritten Signature... n The Typed Name of an Individual n A Secret Code or a Pin Number An Electronic Signature can be:

7 7 Digital Signature n A more secure way of signing electronic documents –Provides a High Level of Security –Virtually Impossible to Forge A Digital Signature IS:

8 8 Purposes of Digital Signatures n Authentication –Unique to you and can be verified later by all parties

9 9 Contract Authentication Who signed this? Digital Signature Purpose

10 10 Purposes of Digital Signatures n Authentication –Unique to you and can be verified later by all parties n Integrity –Verification that the data/document has not been modified

11 11 Contract Has this been altered? Integrity Digital Signature Purpose

12 12 Purposes of Digital Signatures n Authentication –Unique to you and can be verified later by all parties n Integrity –Verification that the data/document has not been modified n Non-repudiation –Binding, cannot deny participation in the electronic transaction

13 13 Contract Can they deny signing this? Non-Repudiation Digital Signature Purpose

14 14 Achieving Trust Public Keys Infrastructure maintained by Certificate Authority n Establish identity of business partners n Ensure integrity of information n Provide confidentiality of information

15 15 Certificate Authority n Individual, Organization, or Agency, public or private which acts as a notary for electronic transactions n Issues certificates which contain your digital signature n Examples –VeriSign, Entrust, US Postal Service, Banks

16 16 Electronic Bid Purchasing Private Key Public Key General Services Purchasing Division Bid Response

17 17 Electronic Bid Process Advantages n More convenient for all parties n Reduction of paperwork and mailing costs n Savings of time n No middle person or unforeseen delay in bid opening n Potential for increased competition

18 18 Examples of Electronic/Digital Signature Applications n Washington State –First state to receive a legally binding bid over the Internet n Tax Filings n Motor Vehicle Registration n Renewing Professional Licenses n Vendor Registrations

19 19 State of Tennessee IT/BA PROfessional Services IT Professionals Statement of Work State Agency Vendor Memo of Understanding

20 20 Current Tennessee Law n Electronic and Digital Signatures Legal –HB 922/SB –amended signature, signed, writing, written –added record n Electronic Signature legal –HB 1718/SB –specific bill for Courts of Tennessee

21 Digital Signatures in State of Tennessee Pam Roberts Finance & Administration Office for Information Resources Planning, Research & Development


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