Many businesses and consumers are wary of conducting business over the Internet due to a perceived lack of security. Electronic business is subject to a variety of threats such as unauthorised access, misappropriation, alteration and destruction of both data and systems. This paper explores the major security concerns of businesses and users and describes the cryptographic techniques used to reduce such risks.
Murphy, Ann and Murphy, David
"The Role of Cryptography in Security for Electronic Commerce,"
The ITB Journal:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/itbj/vol2/iss1/3