Date Added: Apr 2012
The convergence of Internet and mobile computing creates a potent capability of personalised access to online services everywhere and anytime. Ubiquitous access opens up to new business models and stimulates vigorous investment and rapid innovation. Unfortunately, new technologies usually cause new vulnerabilities and threats, new business model bring more incentives for attacks, and criminals will always follow the money. Unless emerging threats are balanced with appropriate countermeasures, growth in Internet and mobile services will encounter painful setbacks. Two fundamental assurance factors for sustainable development of online markets and communities are trust management and identity management.