A Review of the Economics of Information Security Literature
Middle Tennessee State University - Department of Economics and Finance
August 15, 2010
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
Date posted: June 19, 2010 ; Last revised: October 22, 2013