E-Commerce Security and the Law

E-Commerce Security and the Law

Assafa Endeshaw (Nanyang Business School, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-241-1.ch007
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The nature of the Internet as an open network means that it is devoid of central control and regulation. That in turn has exposed the Internet to the caprices and untoward intentions of some of its participants. Online businesses particularly suffer from an explosion of fraudulent activities and breach of security (destruction or theft of data and identity). The law has attempted to catch up with the problems by providing sanctions against perpetrators. Alternative solutions such as technical means and ethical codes of conduct are also in place. However, the creation of a secure network demands more than law or better technology. There is widespread recognition among lawyers, management and information system specialists that the creation of a secure network is part of the broader task of creating a security culture, starting from top management and sustained by clear and easy-to-implement policies.

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Table of Contents
Lawrence Oliva
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Chapter 1
An Overview  (pages 1-9)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
During the past two decades, the business world has witnessed a technological revolution known today as electronic commerce or ecommerce. This... Sample PDF
An Overview
Chapter 2
Learning from Practice  (pages 11-75)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
To learn more about the views and practices of industry practitioners, this chapter outlines the result of an interview with a panel of e-commerce... Sample PDF
Learning from Practice
Chapter 3
Troy J. Strader, Daniel M. Norris, Philip A. Houle, Charles B. Shrader
This chapter examines an entrepreneurial effort to provide products in the Internet security marketplace. The specific focus is on a company named... Sample PDF
How One Niche Player in the Internet Security Field Fulfills an Important Role
Chapter 4
Edward J. Szewczak
The issue of personal information privacy (PIP) and e-commerce (EC) continues to be debated within the community of Internet users. The concerns of... Sample PDF
Personal Information Privacy and EC: A Security Conundrum?
Chapter 5
Michelle Fong
The Chinese government has been keen to develop electronic commerce (e-commerce) as a source of economic growth and modernization. While B2B... Sample PDF
Developing Secure E-Commerce in China
Chapter 6
Dieter Fink
Under the system of e-commerce, organisations leave themselves open to attack, which can have catastrophic consequences. This is because new risks... Sample PDF
Identifying and Managing New Forms of Commerce Risk and Security
Chapter 7
Assafa Endeshaw
The nature of the Internet as an open network means that it is devoid of central control and regulation. That in turn has exposed the Internet to... Sample PDF
E-Commerce Security and the Law
Chapter 8
Mahesh S. Raisinghani
The worldwide market for information security services will nearly triple to $21 billion by 2005, up from about $6.7 billion in 2000, according to... Sample PDF
Rethinking E-Commerce Security in the Digital Economy: A Pragmatic and Strategic Perspective
Chapter 9
Pauline Ratnasingam
E-commerce–which is the sharing of business information, maintaining business relationships, and conducting business transactions by means of... Sample PDF
Security and the Importance of Trust in the Australian Automotive Industry
Chapter 10
Daniel L. Ruggles
Multiple levels of potential security risk affect all the elements of an e-commerce site. Truly complete security protects three areas: (1) internal... Sample PDF
E-Commerce Security Planning
Glossary of Terms