Six Significant Information Security Challenges

Executives need to understand and address six significant challenges, which are listed here and reviewed in detail in the following sections:

  • E-commerce requirements

  • Information security attacks

  • Immature information security market

  • Information security staff shortage

  • Government legislation and industry regulations

  • Mobile workforce and wireless computing

Electronic Commerce

The Internet has created an important channel for conducting business called electronic commerce (e-commerce). This channel provides many new ways for businesses to offer products and services to their customers. In the past, the ability to connect with millions of customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week was only possible for the largest ...

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