Security challenges and solutions for e-business

James, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-9274-7803, Bulajoul, W., Shehu, Y., Li, Y. and Obande, G., 2018. Security challenges and solutions for e-business. In: A.I. Awad and M. Fairhurst, eds., Information security: foundations, technologies and applications. London: IET. ISBN 9781849199742

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The advantages of economic growth and increasing ease of operation afforded by e-business and e-commerce developments are unfortunately matched by growth in cyber attacks. This paper outlines the common attacks faced by e-business and describes the defenses that can be used against them. It also reviews the development of newer security defense methods. These are: (1) biometrics for authentication; parallel processing to increase power and speed of defenses; (2) data mining and machine learning to identify attacks; (3) peer-to-peer security using blockchains; 4) enterprise security modelling and security as a service; and (5) user education and engagement. The review finds overall that one of the most prevalent dangers is social engineering in the form of phishing attacks. Recommended counteractions include education and training, and the development of new machine learning and data sharing approaches so that attacks can be quickly discovered and mitigated.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: James, A., Bulajoul, W., Shehu, Y., Li, Y. and Obande, G.
Publisher: IET
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781849199742
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Oct 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 11:39
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