The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy, and computer science.

Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense.

The 2015 workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.

Location & Venue

The event will take place on the campus of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Delft is just 40 minutes away from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, with a direct train connection that runs twice every hour.

Best Paper Award Winners

Benjamin Edwards, Steven Hofmeyr and Stephanie Forrest won the WEIS 2015 Best Paper Award for their paper Hype and Heavy Tails: A Closer Look at Data Breaches. The winning paper was chosen by the conference attendees.