[PET] WEIS 2012, Berlin, Germany, 25-26 June 2012 - Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

Rainer Böhme rainer.boehme at wi.uni-muenster.de
Fri May 4 09:52:38 BST 2012

11th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
Berlin, Germany, 25-26 June 2012




	Early registration	ends		31 May 2012 
	Workshop					25-26 June 2012

The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading 
forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy,
combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law,
policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of
incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified
market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data
disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. The 2012 workshop
builds on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand
threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations
of available solutions. 

We encourage economists, computer scientists, legal scholars, business school 
researchers, security and privacy specialists, as well as industry experts to 
participate by attending the workshop. Topics covered by the accepted 
research papers include:

- Optimal investment in information security
- Models and analysis of online crime
- Risk management and cyber-insurance
- Security standards and regulation
- Cyber-security policy
- Security models and metrics
- Economics of privacy and anonymity
- Behavioral security and privacy
- Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
- Cyber-defense strategy and game theory
- Incentives for information sharing and cooperation


Information security legends Ross Anderson and Bruce Schneier, both 
co-founders of the workshop, review "10 Years WEIS" in a special session.
The workshop also features a panel discussion on the relation between privacy
economics and privacy policy, and a rump session, which is open for every
participant to briefly present work-in-progress or industry best practices. 

The full program is available online:


For registration and travel organization, please consult the respective sections 
on the workshop website.

See you in Berlin!


Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge
Rainer Boehme, University of Muenster
L. Jean Camp, Indiana University
Jonathan Cave, RAND Europe
Huseyin Cavusoglu, University of Texas at Dallas
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology
Jeremy Epstein, SRI International
Allan Friedman, Brookings Institution
Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
Dan Geer, In-Q-Tel
Lawrence Gordon, University of Maryland
Jens Grossklags, Penn State University
Thorsten Holz, Ruhr-University Bochum
Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL Lausanne
Nicola Jentzsch, DIW Berlin
M. Eric Johnson, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business
Martin Loeb, University of Maryland
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo
Tyler Moore, Wellesley College
Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
David Pym, University of Aberdeen
Brent Rowe, RTI International
Stuart Schechter, Microsoft Research
Bruce Schneier, BT Counterpane
Richard Sullivan, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University
Catherine Tucker, MIT
Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Rick Wash, Michigan State University

Rainer Böhme


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