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By Sudhanshu Kairab

This e-book is a close method of acting a safety overview. The publication emphasizes the procedure of first knowing the company after which the expertise that helps it. It specializes in basic approach components of defense and offers a strategy for protection practitioners to discover safety weaknesses in different present enterprise tactics. With the emphasis at the company riding safety, this publication offers a typical technique for acting a safety overview in addition to the explanations for doing it that means. It additionally presents checklists for process-oriented components of knowledge safety to supply unique counsel that may be utilized in appearing a safety review.

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Management should also formally acknowledge that they are accepting risk. This process ensures that management understands the risk and takes ownership of the decision to accept the risk. The WebTrust Seal programs are a good standard by which to measure e-commerce companies. As evident from the descriptions of the WebTrust security program, the standards are technology neutral and can be incorporated into an information security program to address e-commerce operations. ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACTS Another aspect of the evolution of information security is the organizational changes that have taken place as information security has become more important.

5 Some consumers will not purchase online for that reason. Others may stop buying from an e-commerce site completely if a security incident has occurred. In the case of a denial-of-service attack, if a consumer goes to a Web site and has a bad “user experience,” that consumer may think twice about going to that site in the future. These are only a few of the specific risks that fall into the “cyberrelated” risks category. , if the security breach causes someone harm and they decide to sue the company All of the items listed above can be devastating for a business and, if significant enough, can destroy a business.

In the business-to-consumer space, these standards go a long way in providing credibility related to security and privacy for companies with an online presence. Based on a Harris Interactive survey dated February 19, 2002, “…most consumers still do not trust companies to handle their personal information properly. However, independent verification of company privacy policies is the single business action that would satisfy almost two out of three consumers (62 percent). ”8 Consumers are clearly demanding some minimum standards related to security.

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