Intrusion Detection Preliminaries: Sanitizing Your E-Commerce Web Servers

by Marc Myers Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

Intrusion Detection involves detecting unauthorized access and destructive activity on your computer system. Intrusion Detection is a clear requirement for all e-commerce merchants. According to the annual study released March 22, 2000 by the Computer Security Institute and the FBI, 90% of the survey respondents detected a computer security breach within the last twelve months. The study showed that the most serious financial losses were caused by activities that concern e-commerce merchants directly: theft of proprietary information (e.g., stealing customer credit card numbers), and financial fraud (e.g., setting up a bogus storefront).