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 Saturday, October 21, 2006

There is growing interest in the economics of information infrastructure security.

Some of the seminal work in the field has been done by Ross Anderson of Cambridge University, particularly in his original paper Why Information Security is Hard - An Economic Perspective as well as in some of Bruce Schneier's work. Ross Anderson maintains an excellent resource page on the topic with pointers to relevant material.

In June of this year, the Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2006) was held in Cambridge, England and next week the The Workshop on the Economics of Security the Information Infrastructure will take place on 23 October 2006 in the Washington, D.C. area.