While the internet is undoubtedly a focus for most businesses today wishing to increase their customer base by expanding their reach it also comes with risks that must be considered. Viruses, Software bugs, malicious threats and physical data theft are only a few of the latter. This being said it is very important especially for larger corporations to place focus on online security management.
I agree that there are a large number of risks involved when doing business online. As someone who is still holding on to the security of traditional business models, e-business must first educate persons and develop a trust and create a level of security for those who wish to enter.
While the internet is a very important tool, I agree with Roxanne when she says that SECURITY and very explicit policies (maybe laws) must be implemented for online business to really have a strong footing locally.