Title: An onion ring framework for developing and assessing mobile commerce security

Authors: June Wei, Lai C. Liu, Kai S. Koong

Addresses: Department of Management and Management Information Systems, College of Business, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA

Abstract: A five-layer |onion ring| framework for analysing mobile commerce security requirements and for improving system security performance is presented in this research. Two quantifiable approaches, based on weighted scores applied to either a spider diagram or a decision solution matrix, are used to demonstrate how the security level can actually be objectively measured and evaluated in addition to the technical discussions on the framework|s architecture.

Keywords: mobile commerce security; evaluation matrix; spider weighted method; relative weighted method; m-commerce; mobile communications; security performance; performance measurement; performance evaluation; unauthorised access; fraud prevention; access management; transaction security; network access control; language security; mobile device security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2006.008605

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2006 Vol.4 No.2, pp.128 - 142

Published online: 10 Jan 2006 *

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