When information improves information security

Jens Grossklags, Benjamin Johnson, Nicolas Christin

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This paper presents a formal, quantitative evaluation of the impact of bounded-rational security decision-making subject to limited information and externalities. We investigate a mixed economy of an individual rational expert and several naïve near-sighted agents. We further model three canonical types of negative externalities (weakest-link, best shot and total effort), and study the impact of two information regimes on the threat level agents are facing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinancial Cryptography and Data Security - 14th International Conference, FC 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Aug 12 2010
Event14th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2010 - Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: Jan 25 2010Jan 28 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6052 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other14th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, FC 2010
CityTenerife, Canary Islands

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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