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Assignment 1: e-Commerce
Evolution and Security Due Week 3 and worth 100 points
e-Commerce has evolved from
strictly online enterprises such as Amazon.com to enterprises such as
Autozone.com, Bestbuy.com, and so on that are online, on social media, and brick
and mortar combined. Select one (1) company and research the technical evolution
that has brought its presence to its current technology infrastructure and
model. What are the current security considerations? What are future trends in
Web-based commerce that your selected company should consider? What are the
security considerations that must considered in this future growth?
Write a five to eight (5-8) page
paper in which you:
Analyze the Information Technology
evolution of e-Commerce up to now, including the techniques used to secure
e-Commerce. Describe some of the drawbacks as they relate to
Determine the future hardware and
software trends of e-Commerce and describe where you believe it is going.
Analyze how social media such as Facebook and Twitter may fit into the future of
Explain how you see the
anticipated evolution of the Internet, including updated secure protocols such
Recommend what you believe is the
most likely migratory path in the evolution of e-Commerce.
Include a graphic representation
of the proposed future Web-based e-Commerce model that incorporates security
using Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically
depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Use at least four (4) quality
resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these
Be typed, double spaced, using
Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations
and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing
the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not
included in the required assignment page length.
Include charts or diagrams created
in Visio or Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word
document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning
outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the impact of the Internet
and Web applications on the business world.
Analyze the evolution of social
media, social networking, and the ethical issues they raise.
Use technology and information
resources to research issues in securing Web-based applications.
Write clearly and concisely about
Web application security topics using proper writing mechanics and technical