FORM INPUT VALIDATION - An Empirical Study on Irish Corporate Websites

Mary Levis, Markus Helfert, Malcolm Brady

Abstract

The information maintained about products, services and customers is a most valuable organisational asset. Therefore, it is important for successful electronic business to have high quality websites. A website must however, do more than just look attractive it must be usable and present useful, usable information. Usability essentially means that the website is intuitive and allows visitors to find what they are looking for quickly and without effort. This means careful consideration of the structure of information and navigational design. According to the Open Web Applications Security Project, invalidated input is one of the top ten critical web-application security vulnerabilities. We empirically tested Twenty one Irish Corporate Website. The findings suggested that one of the biggest problems is that many failed to use mechanisms to validate even the basic user data input at the source of collection to validate user input in order to ensure reliability and therefore potentially resulted in a database full of useless information.

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Levis M., Helfert M. and Brady M. (2008). FORM INPUT VALIDATION - An Empirical Study on Irish Corporate Websites . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-40-1, pages 148-153. DOI: 10.5220/0001681601480153


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Mary Levis and Markus Helfert and Malcolm Brady},
title={FORM INPUT VALIDATION - An Empirical Study on Irish Corporate Websites},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={148-153},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001681601480153},
isbn={978-989-8111-40-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,
TI - FORM INPUT VALIDATION - An Empirical Study on Irish Corporate Websites
SN - 978-989-8111-40-1
AU - Levis M.
AU - Helfert M.
AU - Brady M.
PY - 2008
SP - 148
EP - 153
DO - 10.5220/0001681601480153