“What are methods of securing ecommerce data? Discuss and share!”
The article goes into some nice detail about what constitutes security, but the question was about methods, which include encryption(fairly obvious I would hope), digital signatures and security certificates. The site also mentions three internet protocols. We are all familiar with https, but I was not familiar with shttp. There were a few question/answer sites with discussions about the difference:
The tutorial also talks about SET (Secure Electronic Transaction) which is a set of protocols that came as a collaboration between Mastercard, Visa, Microsoft, and Netscape. A pretty thorough reference can be found here, but the basic components include a digital wallet, the merchant software, the payment gateway software and the certificate authority software.
There are obviously whole careers surrounding this area of e-commerce, so this post is barely scratching the surface.