Economic Security Metrics

  • Rainer Böhme
  • Thomas Nowey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4909)


This chapter surveys economic approaches for security metrics, among which we could identify two main areas of research. One has its roots in investment and decision theory and is mainly pursued in the field of information technology-oriented business administration. It has yielded a number of quantitative metrics that can be applied as guidelines in investment decisions as well as for the evaluation of existing security measures. The second area of research has ancestors in micro-economics. It deals with market concepts to gather security-relevant information and extract quantitative indicators on information security properties.


Abnormal Return Information Security Security Measure Security Investment Price Quote 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Böhme
    • 1
  • Thomas Nowey
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität Dresden 
  2. 2.University of Regensburg 

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