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 Monday, April 14, 2008

As an input to its activities on economics of network and information security (NIS), ENISA has commissioned a study identifying barriers and incentives for NIS. The overarching aim of the report is to analyse the economic impact of NIS, to assess added value and contribution to the smooth functioning of the Internal Market for e-Communication. In February 2008, the report entitled "Security Economics and the Internal Market" by Prof. Ross Anderson, Rainer Böhme, Richard Clayton and Tyler Moore was submitted to ENISA, aiming:

  • To identify existing economic barriers for addressing Network and Information Security (NIS) issues in a single, open and competitive Internal Market for e-Communication;
  • To assess these barriers’ potential impact on the smooth functioning of the Internal Market for e-Communication;
  • To identify and analyse incentives (regulatory, non-regulatory, technical, educational, etc.) for lifting these barriers identified to cause distortion of the smooth functioning of the Internal Market for e-Communication;
  • And to provide a range of recommendations to relevant actors (decision-makers both at EU and national level, industry, academia, etc.) for policy options, possible follow-up actions and initiatives.

The report identifies relevant groups of stakeholders and assesses their role and responsibilities. In addition, the report offers explanatory and where possible causal linkages.

More information on the ENISA website.
Read the full report here.