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Date

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Time

12:15 pm

Venue

Briscoe Center, SRH 2.108

The Economics of Cybersecurity

The Economics of Cybersecurity

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020  |  12:15 pm   |  Briscoe Center, SRH 2.108

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Strauss Center and the Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics (CEPA) at The University of Texas at Austin will welcome Tyler Moore, Tandy Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance in the Tandy School of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa, for its "Cybersecurity Speaker Series." This talk is free and open to the public.

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.

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. Dr. Moore directs the Security Economics Lab at TU. He’s also Director of StopBadware, a non-profit 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. Dr. Moore completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar, supervised by Prof. Ross Anderson. 

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