[PET] WEIS Early Registration Ending!

Serge Egelman egelman at cs.berkeley.edu
Thu Apr 21 19:59:32 BST 2016

The 15th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS
University of California, Berkeley, June 13-14, 2016

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, examined human behavior surrounding security decision-making,
identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks
of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense.
WEIS 2016 will build 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.

Early registration for WEIS 2016 ends in just 10 days! Registration
information and other details can be found here:


Also, there are scholarships available for students at U.S. institutions,
courtesy of NSF. Contact Serge Egelman (egelman at cs.berkeley.edu) for

WEIS 2016 will feature a keynote by Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google,
as well as a panel on the security economics of surveillance, moderated by
Ross Anderson (Professor of Security Engineering, Cambridge University).
The panelists will include Jim Baker (General Counsel, FBI), Martin Libicki
(Senior Management Scientist, RAND), Rick Salgado (Director for Law
Enforcement and Information Security Matters, Google), and Ashkan Soltani
(former Chief Technologist, FTC).

We also received an unprecedented number of submissions this year, and as a
result, we have an exciting list of accepted papers:

Malware and Market Share
Daniel Arce

The Impact of DDoS and Other Security Shocks on Bitcoin Currency Exchanges:
Evidence from Mt. Gox
Neil Gandal, Tyler Moore, Amir Feder and James Hamrick

Consumer Attitudes Toward Data Breach Notifications and Loss of Personal
Lillian Ablon, Paul Heaton, Diana Lavery and Sasha Romanosky

Identity Theft as a Teachable Moment
Vyacheslav Mikhed, Michael Vogan, Robert Hunt, Julia Cheney and Dubravka

Whack-a-mole: Asymmetric Conflict and Guerrilla Warfare in Web Security
Pern Hui Chia, John Chuang and Yanling Chen

Identifying How Firms Manage Cybersecurity Investment
Tyler Moore, Scott Dynes and Frederick Chang

Strategic News Bundling and Privacy Breach Disclosures
Sebastien Gay

The Days Before Zero Day: Investment Models for Secure Software Engineering
Chad Heitzenrater, Rainer Böhme and Andrew Simpson

Measuring Attitude towards Risk Treatment Actions amongst Information
Security Professionals: an Experimental Approach
Konstantinos Mersinas, Bjoern Hartig, Keith Martin and Andrew Seltzer

Market Segmentation and Software Security: Pricing Patching Rights
Terrence August, Duy Dao and Kihoon Kim

Data Security in the Digital Age: Reputation and Strategic Interactions in
Security Investment
Ying Lei Toh

MyTrackingChoices: Pacifying the Ad-Block War by Enforcing User Privacy
Jagdish Prasad Achara, Javier Parra-Arnau and Claude Castelluccia

Estimating the costs of consumer-facing cybercrime: A tailored instrument
and representative data for six EU countries
Markus Riek, Rainer Boehme, Michael Ciere, Carlos Ganan and Michel van Eeten

Join Me on a Market for Anonymity
Malte Möser and Rainer Böhme

Determining An Optimal Threshold on the Online Reserves of a Bitcoin
Samvit Jain, Edward Felten and Steven Goldfeder

Perverse Incentives in Security Contracts: A Case Study in the Colombian
Power Grid
Carlos Barreto and Alvaro A Cardenas

Given Enough Eyeballs, All Bugs Shallow? Revisiting Eric Raymond with Bug
Bounty Markets
Thomas Maillart, Mingyi Zhao, Jens Grossklags and John Chuang

International Comparison of Bank Fraud Reimbursement: Customer Perceptions
and Contractual Terms
Ingolf Becker, Alice Hutchings, Ruba Abu-Salma, Ross Anderson, Nicholas
Bohm, Steven J. Murdoch, M. Angela Sasse and Gianluca Stringhini

Privacy and Security Through the Lens of the Federal Trade Commission’s
Bureau of Economics
Chris Hoofnagle

National-level risk assessment: A multi-country study of malware infections
Fanny Lalonde Lévesque, José M. Fernandez, Anil Somayaji and Dennis

Risk Management for Third Party Payment Networks
Willem van Driel, Carlos Gañán, Maikel Lobbezoo and Michel van Eeten

Serge Egelman, Ph.D.
Research Director, Usable Security & Privacy
International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)

Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
University of California, Berkeley

Serge Egelman, Ph.D.
Research Director, Usable Security & Privacy
International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)

Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
University of California, Berkeley
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