Economics and Information Security

I would like to bring your attention to two conferences. The Workshop on Economics and Information Security is now in its fifth year. The next one will be held on June 26-28 in Cambridge (England, not Massachusetts). The paper selections have been announced, and it looks like a great conference.

The The Workshop on the Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure will be held on October 23-24 in Washington, DC. This is a new workshop, and papers are still being solicited.

WEIS is currently my favorite security conference. I think that economics has a lot to teach computer security, and it is very interesting to get economists, lawyers, and computer security experts in the same room talking about issues.

I am on the program committee for both WEIS and WESII.

Posted on May 16, 2006 at 3:10 PM8 Comments


Nicholas Weaver May 16, 2006 4:35 PM

If it wasn’t in Cambridge (not MA), I’d be sorely tempted to attend. It was really productive the one I went to.

Taneli Huuskonen May 17, 2006 11:33 AM

@Chris Walsh:

Lemme guess. “A double hyphen” and “an end-of-sentence marker?”

@Richard Braakman:

Just in case you’re genuinely wondering: ‘=’ is called “an equal sign” or “an equals sign”.

ITDefPat May 18, 2006 8:43 AM

Darn! And I’m touring England only a couple days after the conference!

I would be interested in seeing the papers… Curious to see how the mission statement is phrased . . . combining “economics” and “infosec” has various implications.

BTW, is rajesh’s calendar providing RSS feeds?

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