June 7- 8, 2007
The Heinz School and CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA (USA)

WEIS 2008 will be hosted by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in beautiful Hanover, New Hampshire. The workshop will take place June 25-27, 2008.

How much should we spend on security? What incentives really drive privacy decisions? What are the trade-offs that individuals, firms, and governments face when allocating resources to protect data assets? Are there good ways to distribute risks and align goals when securing information systems?

The 2007 Workshop on the Economics of Information Security builds on the success of the previous five Workshops and invites original research papers on topics related to the economics of information security and the economics of privacy. Security and privacy threats rarely have purely technical causes. Economic, behavioral, and legal factors often contribute as much as technology to the dependability of information and information systems. Until recently, research in security and dependability focused almost exclusively on technical factors, rather than incentives. The application of economic analysis to these problems has now become an exciting and fruitful area of research.

For more information, please see the call for papers.

Important dates

Submissions due: March 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2007
Workshop: June 7-8, 2007

Hosts and sponsors

WEIS 2007 is hosted by the Heinz School and by CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University. WEIS 2007 is supported by the Heinz School, CyLab, the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), and Microsoft.

Background information

For background and more links, see also Ross Anderson's Economics and Security Resource Page, Larry Gordon's Cybersecurity Risk Management links, Alessandro Acquisti's page on the Economics of Privacy, and Jean Camp's Economics of Information Security Bibliography.

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