Real Option Applications to Information Security
University of Oxford - Said Business School
March 5, 2009
Communications & Strategies, No. 70, p. 15, 2nd Quarter 2008
Real options present advantages over the standard discounting methods. In this paper we analyze them briefly and examine their potential applications on information security. The applications of real options on valuation of information assets, information security investment and capital budgeting provide considerable benefits. Finally portfolios of real options and other financial products can reduce information security risk.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Real options, information security, valuation, information security investment, capital budgeting, portfolio theory, information security risk
JEL Classification: L86, D46, D89, E22, G11, G12, G31
Date posted: March 6, 2009
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