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Digital Signatures Using Hardware Security Modules for Electronic Bills in Vietnam: Open Problems and Research Directions

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The usage of electronic bills in Vietnam become more popular in recent years. As required by law, the e-bills need to be signed digitally. Deploying the digital signature services in practice raised new issues in security and usability. In this paper we describe some open practical problems in deploying digital signature service in Vietnam. We discuss the research directions that address the issues. We draw the research plan to resolve the problems in the industry.


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M.- T. Truong and Q.- V. Dang—Authors contributed equally to this work.

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Truong, MT., Dang, QV. (2020). Digital Signatures Using Hardware Security Modules for Electronic Bills in Vietnam: Open Problems and Research Directions. In: Dang, T.K., Küng, J., Takizawa, M., Chung, T.M. (eds) Future Data and Security Engineering. Big Data, Security and Privacy, Smart City and Industry 4.0 Applications. FDSE 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1306. Springer, Singapore.

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