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E-commerce and Web presence: The risks and threats

It’s always a pleasant surprise when a day goes by without another worm or some form of exploitable vulnerability. That’s because we’re in shark-infested waters, and now is the time to really focus, dedicate resources and re-evaluate our strategic and tactical Web commerce plans. Let’s face it, e-commerce is a target (and a profitable one at that), and it’s never too soon to obtain executive acceptance for risk management and contingency planning. E-commerce has a variety of business and technology drivers, and these come with both benefits and risks. Developing an appropriate strategy includes factoring in the benefits while weighing the risks, which include fraud, loss of intellectual property, damaged customer and partner relationships, unforeseen costs, public relations debacles and business disruptions. Keep in mind that the three dimensions of security — confidentiality, integrity and availability — require that a company develop a set of e-commerce policies involving authorization and accountability while simultaneously focusing on potential threats and vulnerabilities. Whew. Well, if it was easy, anyone could do it. Full Story

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