The Economics of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Providing a secure environment for digital interactions between consumers, firms and public bodies is a fundamental challenge for today's society.

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Open Data Project takes an economic approach to digital security and the related issues of data privacy and competition.

We study questions such as:

  • What drives firms to adopt secure hardware?

  • Do markets provide adequate incentives for firms to invest in digital security?

  • Do firms’ decisions in the areas of security, privacy and competition interact, and how do these interactions shape the optimal approach to regulation?

Invitation for Interview
We invite participants to join us for an interview on Secure Hardware Adoption in the Open Data Context -- further information is available here -- please contact us in case of any questions

Please navigate this site to find out more about our research, our engagement activities, the project team and ways to contact us.

Recent Activity

  • 7 November 2022: Workshop on Secure Hardware Adoption, Data Sharing and the Protection of Personal Data, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Leicester

  • 7 April 2022: Presentation at the UK Research & Innovation DSbD Spring Event, London

  • 15 July 2021: Online workshop on Competition and Digital Security Regulation

  • 3 June 2021: Online workshop on Considerations in the Design of Cybersecurity Policies

  • 12 April 2021: Research presentation at the Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society