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A Review of the Economics of Information Security Literature


Mike Hammock


Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance

August 15, 2010


Abstract:     
In the last ten years economists have become interested in the role of online security in promoting online commerce. This paper reviews the literature, with a focus on the role of incentives in creating and solving security problems, as well as discussion of the scale of the problem, and implications for the future of the internet, including cloud computing.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: information security, malware, botnets, phishing, breach, internet security, personal information, externalities, lemons

JEL Classification: L86, D62, D82, K2

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Date posted: June 19, 2010 ; Last revised: October 22, 2013

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Hammock, Mike, A Review of the Economics of Information Security Literature (August 15, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1625853 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1625853

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Mike Hammock (Contact Author)
Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
United States
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