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Security When People Matter: Structuring Incentives for User Behavior


Rick Wash


University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Information

Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason


University of Michigan


International Conference on Electronic Commerce, August 2007

Abstract:     
Humans are "smart components" in a system, but cannot be directly programmed to perform; rather, their autonomymust be respected as a design constraint and incentivesprovided to induce desired behavior. Sometimes these incentives are properly aligned, and the humans don't represent a vulnerability. But often, a misalignment of incentives causes a weakness in the system that can be exploited by clever attackers. Incentive-centered design tools help us understand these problems, and provide design principles to alleviate them. We describe incentive-centered design and some tools it provides. We provide a number of examples of security problems for which Incentive Centered Design might be helpful. We elaborate with a general screening model that offers strong design principles for a class of security problems.

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Date posted: October 14, 2007  

Suggested Citation

Wash, Rick and MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K., Security When People Matter: Structuring Incentives for User Behavior. International Conference on Electronic Commerce, August 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1019799

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Richard Wash (Contact Author)
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Information ( email )
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United States
Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason
University of Michigan ( email )
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