When Hackers Talk: Managing Information Security Under Variable Attack Rates and Knowledge Dissemination

@article{Mookerjee2011WhenHT,
  title={When Hackers Talk: Managing Information Security Under Variable Attack Rates and Knowledge Dissemination},
  author={V. Mookerjee and Radha V. Mookerjee and A. Bensoussan and W. Yue},
  journal={Inf. Syst. Res.},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={606-623}
}
This paper analyzes interactions between a firm that seeks to discriminate between normal users and hackers that try to penetrate and compromise the firm's information assets. We develop an analytical model in which a variety of factors are balanced to best manage the detection component within information security management. The approach not only considers conventional factors such as detection rate and false-positive rate, but also factors associated with hacker behavior that occur in… Expand
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