Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This tutorial presents an overview of the major categories of Web site attacks, their effects, and possible countermeasures. The focus is the Web security necessary for a reasonable guarantee of secure e-commerce. The tutorial is intended for those who have little or no knowledge of Web security and its importance to e-commerce. It provides a basic understanding of the issues, the techniques, and the nomenclature used. An annotated bibliography points the reader to additional sources on specific topics.





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