Increasing connectivity between individuals, organizations, and devices in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) also amplifies the risks to information security. Addressing these challenges requires using insights from economics, computer science, law, behavioral science, psychology, and public policy. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers from across campus is well positioned to examine pressing issues of cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyberterrorism. Ongoing work addresses security in the supply chain (with an emphasis on small and medium-size enterprises), the economic and legal dimensions of politically motivated cyberattacks, and security challenges in cyber-physical systems.
Project lead: Johannes M. Bauer; Ruth Shillair; William H. Dutton; Tom Holt, School of Criminal Justice; Arun Ross, Computer Science and Engineering.
Publications and working papers:
- Asghari, H., van Eeten, M., & Bauer, J.M. (2015), Economics of fighting botnets: Lessons from a decade of mitigation, IEEE Privacy & Security, September/October: 16-23.