Extranets and Information Welfare
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Business
Extranets can achieve a considerable competitive advantage for companies through increased efficiencies especially combined with the attainment of superior information resources and the development of a dominant battlespace awareness. However, extranets increase the potential of an information warfare or hacking attack. Therefore, companies must implement significant security measures to ensure their information and systems remain secure. In this paper, with the research focus of better understanding information warfare and extranets, we explore the concepts of information warfare and extranets, discuss their scope within e-commerce and describe security issues and defence strategies relating to extranets.