The Economics of Information Security: A Survey and Open Questions

Ross Anderson, Tyler Moore

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The economics of information security has recently become a thriving and fastmoving discipline. As distributed systems are assembled from machines belonging to principals with divergent interests, we find incentives becoming as important to dependability as technical design is. The new field provides valuable insights not just into ‘security’ topics such as privacy, bugs, spam, and phishing, but into more general areas such as system dependability (the design of peer-to-peer systems and the optimal balance of effort by programmers and testers), policy (particularly digital rights management) and more general security questions (such as law-enforcement strategy).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2007
EventFourth bi-annual Conference on the Economics of the Software and Internet Industries - Toulouse, France
Duration: 19 Jan 200720 Jan 2007
Conference number: 4
https://www.tse-fr.eu/conferences/2007-fourth-bi-annual-conference-economics-software-and-internet-industries

Conference

ConferenceFourth bi-annual Conference on the Economics of the Software and Internet Industries
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityToulouse
Period19/01/0720/01/07
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