Posted by: Shofiur Rahman

Posted on: June 6, 2012 3:52 pm


E-commerce website security issues part I

To develop an E-commerce website we have to create a security policy. Some issues are point out below to build secure ecommerce website.

  • How important is your information?
  • Security threats
  • Designing a security strategy
  • Balancing usability, performance, cost and security
  • Authentication principles
  • Using authentication
  • Encryption basics
  • Private key encryption
  • Public key encryption
  • Digital signatures
  • Digital certificates
  • Secure web server
  • Auditing and logging
  • Firewalls
  • Backup data
  • Physical security

How important is your information?

When considering website security, you need to assess the importance of data to both you and the hackers.  It might be attractive to maintain highest level of security, but it increases the website development and maintenance cost.  So, you have to calculate costs to implement security polices and the value of the information.

Security Threats

Security threats might include the following points. It depends on your website.

  • Disclosure of secret data
  • Passing or demolition of data
  • Mutation of data
  • Denial of service
  • Inaccuracy in software
  • Repudiation

The above security threats will be discuss in details on next tutorials.

Shofiur Rahman

Shofiur Rahman

As a professional web engineer, Shofiur is our Lead Web Developer and boasts years of experience with relevant applications and software. He is in the perfect position to bring our readers up to date with the latest development trends, including ideas relating to the Web 3.0 concept.