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This is a two-part assignment. Note that Part I and Part II are independent of each other. Part I: Reference Chapter - Chapter 8: Ethical, Social, and Political Issues in E-Commerce For Part I read the article provided titled “Petco Settles With FTC over Cyber Security Gaffe” and answer the following two questions: 1) Did Petco behave ethically in the handling of this data security vulnerability? Justify your answer. 2) Did Mr. Jeremiah Jacks discover Petco’s security vulnerability in an ethical manner? Justify your answer. Part II: Reference Chapter - Chapter 12: B2B E-Commerce: SCM and Collaborative Commerce For Part II read the mini-case titled “Where’s my iPad? Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability” (Course Textbook – Chapter 12 – Pages 762-763) and answer the following two questions: 3) Why does concentrating production with fewer suppliers also concentrate risk and how does globalization play a part in increased risk? 4) What types of procedures could be implemented, given increased globalization, to reduce risk? ...
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Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability

Part I
Question one:

The case indicates that PETCO reacted almost immediately on noticing that data of
consumers, five hundred thousand in number fell at risk of getting hacked from the site through
SQL injection. According to Zhang, and Ravindran, (2015), the company immediately hired
cyber-security personnel who helped them block the vulnerable hole in the site. The consulted
with a cyber-security person in making sure that site got audited, and they established that no
individual got access to the site using the hole. The process of sealing the whole took a whole
Question two:
Jacks ethically spotted the website vulnerability, through a print journalist who asked him
about the injection. The journalist had enquired from jacks of the matter, and jacks sampled few
sites on the internet so that he could vividly explain the issue, and in the process, he came across
PETCO, (Zhang, & Ravindran, 2015).
Part II
Question three:
Concentrated production and few suppliers bundle the risks, and globalization has a
central role in raising the risk. The process concentrates risks so that firms get affected,...

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