Cyber Security Economics

Learn how to make better decisions about security and IT by using state-of-the-art economic tools, security metrics and data analytics. This economics course provides an introduction to the field of cybersecurity through the lens of economic principles. Delivered by four leading research teams, it will provide you with the economic concepts, measurement approaches and data analytics to make better security and IT decisions, as well as understand the forces that shape the security decisions of other actors in the ecosystem of information goods and services.

Course syllabus:

  1. Introduction to key concepts in security economics

  2. Measuring cybersecurity

  3. Economics of information security investment

  4. Security market failures

  5. Behavioural economics for information security, policy and regulation