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Begin8 / Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide / Maiwald / 222957-8 / 17 Blind Folio 17:403 Module 17 E-Commerce Security Needs CRITICAL SKILLS 17.1 Understand E-Commerce Services 17.2 Understand the Importance of Availability 17.3 Implement Client-Side Security 17.4 Implement Server-Side Security 17.5 Implement Application Security 17.6 Implement Database Server Security 17.7 Develop an E-Commerce Architecture 403 P:\010Comp\Begin8\957-8\ch17.vp Friday, May 09, 2003 9:24:51 AM Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite  Default screen
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Begin8 / Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide / Maiwald / 222957-8 / 17 Blind Folio 17:404 404 Module 17: E-Commerce Security Needs E lectronic commerce, or e-commerce, has become a buzzword of the Internet. Organizations all over the world have appeared on the Internet to offer everything imaginable. Some of these endeavors have succeeded and some have failed spectacularly. One thing that the successful organizations have in common is the fact that they understand that they are doing e-commerce to make money. They may make money by providing a new service via the Internet, by expanding the reach of an existing service, or by providing an existing service at a lower cost. Organizations who choose to perform e-commerce are taking a risk. They are investing in new technologies and new ways of providing goods and services in the hope of making a profit from the activity. The risks to the organization come from several areas: the public may not accept the service, the new customers may not appear, or existing customers may not like the new service. Because these organizations are performing e-commerce, a whole new set of threats and vulnerabilities must be taken into account. These new threats and vulnerabilities create new risks that must be managed. One thing to keep in mind as we talk about e-commerce is that electronic ordering and payment systems have existed for a long time. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has been used between businesses to order goods and make payment for years. The big development that make e-commerce a hot topic is that now regular consumers can order just about anything they want from whomever they want, and any organization can open a store within days of choosing to do so. In addition, many organizations that sold goods via large distribution channels can now sell directly to consumers and thus decrease their overhead costs. CRITICAL SKILL 17.1 Understand E-Commerce Services What kinds of services can e-commerce offer us? The list is long and some of the services are trul new and innovative. For example, some organizations are selling subscriptions to information. Thi type of service has been available in the past, but it was always expensive and it usually required special dial-in line. Now anyone can access these services over the Internet. The service provider can also increase revenue by providing information to consumers at a lower cost.
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