Social and Cultural Dimensions of Cybersecurity: Policy Implications

In this area, Johannes Bauer and Bill Dutton are drafting a paper for the World Bank on cybersecurity. In addition, Bill Dutton is a co-principal on the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Center, supported by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford. His focus is on the social and cultural dimensions of cybersecurity.

Early Quello Center research in this area included a project entitled ‘The Economics of Malware’ (2006-08), in which Professor Michel van Eeten, John Groenewegen, and Walter Lemstra at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands, examined the economic incentives of players in the information and communication dynamics of malware.

Related Reports and Publications

Dutton, W. H., Law, G., Bolsover, G., and Dutta, S. (2013, released 2014) The Internet Trust Bubble: Global Values, Beliefs and Practices. NY: World Economic Forum.

Dutton, W. H. (2014), ‘Fostering a Cybersecurity Mindset’, Working Paper, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford. Available on SSRN at: