Safety Net: Protecting Your Business on the Internet / Edition 1

Safety Net: Protecting Your Business on the Internet / Edition 1

by Kathleen Sindell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471079626

ISBN-13: 9780471079620

Pub. Date: 03/18/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Safety Net

The facts:

• U.S. business-to-business online transactions will reach $1.3 trillion by 2003

• A 2001 CSI/FBI survey of 538 organizations indicated that 69 percent of respondents experienced computer breaches in 2000

• Companies averaged a loss of $256,000 to security breaches in 2000

• Computer crime cost U.S. companies

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Overview

Safety Net

The facts:

• U.S. business-to-business online transactions will reach $1.3 trillion by 2003

• A 2001 CSI/FBI survey of 538 organizations indicated that 69 percent of respondents experienced computer breaches in 2000

• Companies averaged a loss of $256,000 to security breaches in 2000

• Computer crime cost U.S. companies around $10 billion in 2001

Every day, online businesses and their customers are threatened by fraud, sabotage, espionage, piracy, identity theft, and other forms of electronic warfare. Financial losses due to these security breaches are costly in terms of hard costs (monetary and productivity losses) and the more damaging, long-term public relations costs (customer and reputation losses). Safety Net: Protecting Your Business on the Internet is the first book written specifically for managers that will show you the different types of attacks your online business can suffer. Written by respected e-commerce expert Kathleen Sindell, this hands-on guide provides practical information for a clearer understanding of prevention, detection, and recovery countermeasures to make your e-business a safe haven for customers.

Safety Net is written in accessible, nontechnical language to provide you with practical solutions to your most pressing concerns. Here you'll discover concise, easy-to-follow directions that will help you make security risk assessments and create an effective security policy that meets the unique needs of your online business and your organization. You'll learn how to take advantage of the currently available technology to combat security threats and consequently win the confidence and trust of your customers, who will return to your Web site again and again.

Whether it's protecting your customers' credit card data, the personal information of customers, your business processes, or intellectual property, Safety Net provides expert advice on:

• Familiarizing yourself with the top security issues for online businesses

• Assessing the security level of your Web-based business

• Determining the impact of security on your bottom line

• Protecting your system from intruders

• Understanding the security risks to your Web server

• Determining what you can expect from a firewall

• Understanding insider threats

• And much more!

A successful e-business is based on trust. Learn how to secure the confidence of your valued e-customers by enacting the easy-to-follow safety precautions outlined in Safety Net.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471079620
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/18/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Top Security Troubles for Online Businesses.

Assessing Your Security Level.

Determining the Impact of Security on Your Bottom Line.

Your Online Business and Intrusion Detection.

Your Vulnerable Web Server.

Guarding Your Wireless Operations.

Reducing Denial of Service Attacks.

The Insecure Employee.

Handling Public Relations After a Cyber-Attack.

Protecting Your Web-Based Business from Invisible Cyber Crimes and Frauds.

Firewalls and Protecting Your Distributed Office.

Safeguarding Your Customers' Privacy and Personal Information.

Antivirus Technology and Your Online Business.

Developing an Effective Security Policy.

Glossary.

Resource Center.

Index.

About the Author.

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