The Economics of Information Security and Privacy

  • Rainer Böhme

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Management of Information Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthias Brecht, Thomas Nowey
      Pages 3-24
    3. Nevena Vratonjic, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Jens Grossklags, Jean-Pierre Hubaux
      Pages 49-73
    4. Stephan Neuhaus, Bernhard Plattner
      Pages 75-92
  3. Economics of Information Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Toshihiko Takemura, Ayako Komatsu
      Pages 95-114
    3. Bongkot Jenjarrussakul, Hideyuki Tanaka, Kanta Matsuura
      Pages 115-134
    4. Jörg Becker, Dominic Breuker, Tobias Heide, Justus Holler, Hans Peter Rauer, Rainer Böhme
      Pages 135-156
  4. Economics of Privacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Sören Preibusch, Kat Krol, Alastair R. Beresford
      Pages 183-209
    3. Serge Egelman, Adrienne Porter Felt, David Wagner
      Pages 211-236
    4. Miguel Malheiros, Sacha Brostoff, Charlene Jennett, M. Angela Sasse
      Pages 237-261
  5. Economics of Cybercrime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Ross Anderson, Chris Barton, Rainer Böhme, Richard Clayton, Michel J. G. van Eeten, Michael Levi et al.
      Pages 265-300
    3. Vaibhav Garg, L. Jean Camp, Chris Kanich
      Pages 301-321

About this book


In the late 1990s, researchers began to grasp that the roots of many information security failures can be better explained with the language of economics than by pointing to instances of technical flaws. This led to a thriving new interdisciplinary research field combining economic and engineering insights, measurement approaches and methodologies to ask fundamental questions concerning the viability of a free and open information society. While economics and information security comprise the nucleus of an academic movement that quickly drew the attention of thinktanks, industry, and governments, the field has expanded to surrounding areas such as management of information security, privacy, and, more recently, cybercrime, all studied from an interdisciplinary angle by combining methods from microeconomics, econometrics, qualitative social sciences, behavioral sciences, and experimental economics.

This book is structured in four parts, reflecting the main areas: management of information security, economics of information security, economics of privacy, and economics of cybercrime. Each individual contribution documents, discusses, and advances the state of the art concerning its specific research questions. It will be of value to academics and practitioners in the related fields.


Behavioral science Cybercrime Econometrics Economics of information security Experimental economics Information security Privacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Böhme
    • 1
  1. 1.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39497-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39498-0
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