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).
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2007|
|Event||Fourth bi-annual Conference on the Economics of the Software and Internet Industries - Toulouse, France|
Duration: 19 Jan 2007 → 20 Jan 2007
Conference number: 4
|Conference||Fourth bi-annual Conference on the Economics of the Software and Internet Industries|
|Period||19/01/07 → 20/01/07|