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1. What specific security measures would need to be addressed during the implementation of an ecommerce? How security considerations impact the development of a Gantt chart. What influence does have your job (as computer and information systems manager) have?
2. Security is not simply a technology issue; it is also a business issue. Discuss the implications of this statement.

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1. A computer and information systems manager would need to address the security of data when implementing an ecommerce site. This includes the data the consumer personally inputs, including contact and payment information, but it also includes general site information, so that the site is protected from others, and protected for use by the company. A computer and information systems manager needs to set up encrypted WEB transaction ability and install a firewall to allow only users with specific characteristics access to the protected network. To further protect the information a computer and information systems manager must utilize encryption to ensure confidentiality. ...

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This solution outlines specific security measures that need to be addressed during implementation of e-commerce. It also discusses how security considerations impact the development of a Gantt chart, the the influence a computer and information system manager has on security measures.
The solution discusses the statement: " Security is not simply a technology issue; it is also a business issue".
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