Security economics: a personal perspective

@inproceedings{Anderson2012SecurityEA,
  title={Security economics: a personal perspective},
  author={Ross Anderson},
  booktitle={ACSAC '12},
  year={2012}
}
This paper describes the origins of security economics. The birth of this thriving new discipline is sometimes credited to a talk I gave at ACSAC in December 2001, but the story is more complex. After sabbatical visits to Berkeley in 2001--2 to work with Hal Varian, we organised the first Workshop on the Economics of Information Security in June 2002. Since then the field has grown to encompass arguments over open versus proprietary systems, the econometrics of online crime, the behavioural… CONTINUE READING

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