Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 335–337

Economic aspects of information security: An emerging field of research


DOI: 10.1007/s10796-006-9010-7

Cite this article as:
Gordon, L.A. & Loeb, M.P. Inf Syst Front (2006) 8: 335. doi:10.1007/s10796-006-9010-7


This paper chronicles the development of economics of information security as an academic area of research. It also describes the contributions of the papers in the special section of this issue devoted to the topic.


Information securityEconomic aspectSecurity cost

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA