eSecurity

Objectives

The main objective of this Learning Unit is to analyse the concept of security in eBusiness and how to improve it through a number of security systems. Characteristics of digital signatures, encryption systems, etc. will be discussed in greater detail.

Learning Unit Summary

Nobody has total security on the Internet, both buyers and sellers run some kind of risk. However, developments in technology offers a means of making transactions that is becoming increasingly safer.

Data encryption techniques can make e-commerce more secure than traditional credit-card trading. The difficulty lies in convincing the digital consumer that our site is really secure and that electronic trading is also perfectly safe.

When a transaction is made on the Internet and ones personal data is sent (name, address, credit card number, etc.) we have to consider whether it may be intercepted during the transmission (between buyer and seller) by anyone else.

Could anyone use this information to take on our identity? At the same time, the seller wants to ensure that the data he receives is genuine, or in other words, he needs to know that the purchaser really is who he “says” he is. It is for these reasons that “secure transmission systems” have been developed.

Course Contents

 

  • Introduction to eSecurity
  • Digital Signature
  • SSL Protocol
  • Secure Electronic Transactions
  • New Instruments

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