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?
31 August 2023: Our final project report into Secure Hardware Adoption in the Open Data Context is now available (see Research)
16 May 2023: Presentation at the Ransom & Extortion workshop, De Montfort University, Leicester
27 April 2023: Participation in the UK Research & Innovation DSbD Spring Event, London
6 April 2023: Our research paper Regulating Data Privacy and Cybersecurity has appeared in the Journal of Industrial Economics (see Research)
7 November 2022: Workshop on Secure Hardware Adoption, Data Sharing and the Protection of Personal Data, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Leicester
11 October 2022: Participation in the UK Research & Innovation DSbD Autumn Event, Wolverhampton
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