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Investments and trade-offs in the economics of information security

Ioannidis, C; Pym, D; Williams, J; (2009) Investments and trade-offs in the economics of information security. In: (pp. pp. 148-166).

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Abstract

We develop and simulate a dynamic model of investment in information security. The model is based on the recognition that both IT managers and users appreciate the trade-off between two of the fundamental characteristics of information security, namely confidentiality and availability. The model's parameters can be clustered in a manner that allows us to categorize and compare the responses to shocks of various types of organizations. We derive the system's stability conditions and find that they admit a wide choice of parameters. We examine the system's responses to the same shock in confidentiality under different parameter constellations that correspond to various types of organizations. Our analysis illustrates that the response to investments in information security will be uniform in neither size nor time evolution. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Investments and trade-offs in the economics of information security
ISBN: 3642035485
ISBN-13: 9783642035487
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03549-4_9
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1495337
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