The Economics of Cybersecurity: A National Dilemma


Jan. 31, 2012, 6pm
Brookings Mountain West


Speaker: Allan Friedman, Brookings Institution Fellow, Governance Studies Research Director, Center for Technology Innovation

Cybersecurity has dominated recent headlines, but policy makers and pundits alike still combine different risks, threats, and solutions. Crime, espionage, and international conflict represent different dangers to our society at the local and national level, and each has a set of bad actors with different incentives. Conflating these areas can lead to poorly framed solutions. Exploring the economics of cybersecurity offers a set of tools to understand these incentives, and the sometimes complex policy challenges that arise in dealing with digital risk.

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