The Economics of Cybersecurity

On Thursday, April 8, the Strauss Center and the Salem Center for Policy in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin will welcome Tyler Moore, Tandy Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance in the Tandy School of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa, for a virtual talk as part of its "Cybersecurity Speaker Series." Dr. TJ Canann will moderate.

We often think of cybersecurity as a purely technical problem. However, cybersecurity failures are often better explained by economics rather than technology alone. In this talk, Moore describes how misaligned incentives and market failures can expose organizations to attacks despite spending record amounts on countermeasures. He will explore how firms typically manage their cybersecurity investment and share thoughts on how they can strengthen their security in today's threat environment.

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Registration is required. Please note: You must have a Zoom account and login to Zoom with the same email address you used to register. The size of the audience is limited.

 

Biography

Dr. Tyler Moore is the Tandy Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance in the Tandy School of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa. His research focuses on the economics of information security, the study of electronic crime, and the development of policy for strengthening security. He is also interested in digital currencies and critical infrastructure protection. Moore directs the Security Economics Lab at TU, and is also director of StopBadware, a nonprofit anti-malware organization. Prior to joining TU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University, the Norma Wilentz Hess Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College, and an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University. Moore completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar, supervised by Professor Ross Anderson.

 

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