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Internet Trust / Edition 1
     

Internet Trust / Edition 1

by James Essinger
 

ISBN-10: 0201725894

ISBN-13: 9780201725896

Pub. Date: 08/10/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

How secure is internet data transmission?

To what extent can you trust a third party when you are interacting with them over the internet?

Why are internet security and e-business success so intimately linked?

What do you need to do to maximize the security of your internet installation and consequently your e-business success?

How can you

Overview

How secure is internet data transmission?

To what extent can you trust a third party when you are interacting with them over the internet?

Why are internet security and e-business success so intimately linked?

What do you need to do to maximize the security of your internet installation and consequently your e-business success?

How can you safeguard your organization against internet fraud?

E-business is arguably the most significant commercial initiative since the early nineteenth century. The internet has transformed the world into a vast network, and all organizations now have the potential to reach a global customer base. But ease of access to the internet and the high availability of the technology on which it runs have created unprecedented security dilemmas and issues of trust.

One of the main inhibiting factors currently slowing up the achievement of the potential offered by e-business throughout most industrial and commercial sectors is the problem of trust and confidence — the virtual nature of the internet makes traditional authentication and verification methods impossible. Therefore, in any e-business transaction, whether business-to-consumer or business-to-business, each party has to take it on trust that the other parties are who they say they are.

This book provides comprehensive insight into the problem of creating and implementing trust in an e-business environment. It also offers a detailed perspective on the solutions available and the various technologies and tools which enable these. Internet Trust and Security is vital reading for anyone who runs an e-business, and provides a comprehensive understanding of the keyconcepts of trust and security over the internet, as well as how to address these issues.

It provides:

  • Essential guidance on solving problems of security and authentication, enabling businesses to realize the full potential of the internet
  • In-depth case studies based on completely original research from industry and commerce
  • Detailed information about key vendors of solutions.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201725896
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/10/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Introductionxi
1The internet explosion1
Introduction1
The significance of the internet as a means of interactive communications6
Types of e-business8
Conclusion22
2The challenge of e-business trust and security23
The communications safety problem23
The cultural tendency to glamorize crime24
The reality: computer criminal at work25
Hacking into Microsoft30
The complex motivation of hackers32
Facing up to the reality of the IT security challenge33
Important terms of reference36
The internet trust challenge37
The internet security challenge43
Overview of e-business safety44
The case for e-business safety46
Critical steps in e-business safety49
Major issues in e-business safety52
Legislation53
Interoperability and manageability53
E-business trust and recognition of certification authorities54
Lack of widely accepted accreditation standards for e-business safety56
The size of the market for e-business safety products and services56
Geographical factors in the development of the market for e-business products and services56
The e-business safety services market57
Value for money57
Mergers and acquisitions among e-business suppliers58
Winners and losers58
Vendors to watch59
Conclusion60
3E-business trust and security consulting in action63
Introduction63
Arthur Andersen--Simon Owen63
Charteris plc--Alan Woodward66
PriceWaterhouseCoopers--Chris Potter68
Deloitte & Touche--Yag Kanani72
4Secure electronic commerce in the retail financial sector?78
Introduction78
E-commerce utilization is limited78
Is internet security adequate?79
So what are the risks?80
Retail financial institutions are better at security81
Is secure electronic commerce achievable?81
5Behavioural factors in internet crime85
Introduction85
Initial observations on behavioural factors86
General behavioural factors88
Specific behavioural factors91
Conclusions98
6Computer crime investigation100
Introduction100
Public investigators101
Private investigators113
7High-tech security and trust--the legal position118
Introduction118
The legal situation in the United States120
EC Directive on Electronic Signatures130
The United Kingdom134
8Internet security--the remedy136
Introduction136
Maximizing IT security generally136
Maximizing internet security specifically175
9Internet trust: the specifics179
Introduction179
Repudiation and its link to 'phantom withdrawals' via ATMs180
Non-repudiation and internet trust182
Illicit repudiation and commercial reality186
The pressing need to make existing customers a favoured, privileged group188
10Digital signatures and public key infrastructure192
Introduction192
What PKI offers193
Digital certificates198
Managing the public key infrastructure200
Smart cards and secure storage media for digital certificates202
The importance of other elements in establishing trust205
Conclusion206
Appendix ILloyd's electronic and IT crime policy208
Appendix IISafeStone Technologies: combining advanced technology with entrepreneurial vision236
Appendix IIISSE Ltd--Promoting Secure E-business Communications242
Index249

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