The Ninth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2010)

Harvard University, USA

June 7-8, 2010



WEIS 2011 will be held June 14-15 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. Click here to visit the website.



NEW: Conference program now published, including papers and presentations from all sessions.

The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security, 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, identified market failures dogging Internet security, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. This workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools to not only understand threats, but also strengthen security through novel evaluations of available solutions. How should information risk be modeled given the constraints of rare incidence and high interdependence? How do individuals’ and organizations’ perceptions of privacy and security color their decision making? How can we move towards a more secure information infrastructure and code base while accounting for the incentives of stakeholders?

We have assembled an exciting program of 24 peer-reviewed papers from leading researchers. Sessions include:

  • Data Breaches and Organizational Security
  • Privacy and Controversial Social Issues
  • Empirical Studies
  • Economic and Policy Considerations for ISPs
  • Scale and the Economics of the Cloud
  • Open Source and Security Management
  • The program also includes a keynote speaker on cyber-insurance and a panel on policy for payment system security. See the program for more details.

    We encourage economists, computer scientists, business school researchers, legal scholars, security and privacy specialists, as well as industry experts to participate by attending the workshop. Please click here to register.

    Important dates

    Submissions due February 22, 2010
    Notification of acceptance April 2, 2010
    Camera-ready papers due May 14, 2010
    Workshop June 7-8, 2010

    Members of the press are invited to attend the workshop. Please email weis2010@econinfosec.org if you would like media credentials.

    WEIS is co-located with the 11th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, June 9-11.

    If you have any questions, please contact weis2010@econinfosec.org.