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The Economics of Information Security and Privacy

Editors: Böhme, Rainer (Ed.)

  • Presents results from new interdisciplinary research field
  • Contributing authors include leading academic and industrial researchers
  • Valuable for researchers and practitioners in computer science, engineering, economics, social science, and behavioral science
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About this book

In the late 1990s, researchers began to grasp that the roots of many information security failures can be better explained with the language of economics than by pointing to instances of technical flaws. This led to a thriving new interdisciplinary research field combining economic and engineering insights, measurement approaches and methodologies to ask fundamental questions concerning the viability of a free and open information society. While economics and information security comprise the nucleus of an academic movement that quickly drew the attention of thinktanks, industry, and governments, the field has expanded to surrounding areas such as management of information security, privacy, and, more recently, cybercrime, all studied from an interdisciplinary angle by combining methods from microeconomics, econometrics, qualitative social sciences, behavioral sciences, and experimental economics.

This book is structured in four parts, reflecting the main areas: management of information security, economics of information security, economics of privacy, and economics of cybercrime. Each individual contribution documents, discusses, and advances the state of the art concerning its specific research questions. It will be of value to academics and practitioners in the related fields.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The first section focuses on information security management, while the three remaining sections focus on the economics of information security, privacy, and cybercrime, respectively. … it contains useful data for the chief information security or privacy officer articulating the economic rationale for proposed information security or privacy initiatives to a CFO or Board.” (Lee Imrey, Computing Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • A Closer Look at Information Security Costs

    Brecht, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • To Invest or Not to Invest? Assessing the Economic Viability of a Policy and Security Configuration Management Tool

    Demetz, Lukas (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • Ad-Blocking Games: Monetizing Online Content Under the Threat of Ad Avoidance

    Vratonjic, Nevena (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • Software Security Economics: Theory, in Practice

    Neuhaus, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

  • An Empirical Study on Information Security Behaviors and Awareness

    Takemura, Toshihiko (et al.)

    Pages 95-114

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-39498-0
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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51272-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Information Security and Privacy
Editors
  • Rainer Böhme
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39498-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39498-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39497-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51272-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 321
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
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