E-commerce: The benefits, security risks, and countermeasures

Joon S. Park, Jillian K. Lando

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E-commerce has grown immensely with the increase in activity on the Internet, and this increase in activity, while immeasurable, has also presented several different security risks. As with any other means of business, it cannot be assumed that all players will abide by a code of moral conduct. This essentially means that all users of e-commerce, whether they are on the consumer or supplier side, must be wary of the problems that this technology can present. Both the legal and illegal services present a unique set of security risks that can present immense problems to anyone who is affected by them. In order to combat these problems, the user must first understand them. Only then will they be able to take proper action, so as to protect themselves from the risks presented by online music files. To build this foundation of understanding, this chapter is going to first focus on not only the benefits of e-commerce, but also the security threats and risks that it presents, along with the main problems organizations and individuals face as a result. Lastly, the discussion will go on to argue some of the proposals that have been established that have the goal of making e-commerce more secure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781599048550
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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