Trust, Privacy, and Security in Digital Business

Volume 3592 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 70-79

Designing Secure E-Tendering Systems

  • Rong DuAffiliated withInformation Security Institute (ISI)
  • , Ernest FooAffiliated withInformation Security Institute (ISI)
  • , Juan González NietoAffiliated withInformation Security Institute (ISI)
  • , Colin BoydAffiliated withInformation Security Institute (ISI)

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Security requirements for e-tendering systems have not been closely scrutinised in the literature. This paper identifies key issues to be addressed in the design of secure e-tendering systems. In particular, the issues of secure timing and record keeping are raised. This paper also classifies existing e-tendering system designs by presenting common e-tendering architectures. A new e-tendering architecture, using distributed trusted third parties is proposed which may be suitable for secure large scale operations.