Chapter 5. Trust and Security
Published Online: 5 OCT 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition
How to Cite
Norris, M. and West, S. (2001) Trust and Security, in eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841508.ch5
- Published Online: 5 OCT 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471521839
Online ISBN: 9780470841501
- digital signatures;
- smart cards;
- security good practice;
- Public Key Infrastructures
Concerns over the security of the Internet, much hyped by the media, have done little to reassure users that the Internet is a safe place to trade. This chapter has explained the various forms of attack that a net-borne business can suffer. It then goes on to detail the various mechanisms that are available to ensure security, privacy and trust over the net. The major security issues include:
Confidentiality—data must not be visible to eavesdroppers.
Authentication—communicating parties must be certain of each other's identity and / or credentials.
Integrity—communicating parties must know when data has been tampered with.
Non-repudiation—it must be possible to prove that a transaction has taken place.
In terms of solutions, we explain
encryption—for data protection and assurance.
digital certificates—that allow trading parties to know who they are dealing with,
and how a Public Key Infrastructure, along with strong encryption algorithms, make these security measures a practical proposition.