College of IST to host information security workshop

June 12, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) will host the 13th annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) on June 23 and 24. WEIS is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy and computer science.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to host WEIS at the College of Information Sciences and Technology,” said Jens Grossklags, an assistant professor at the College of IST, and the general chair and program chair of the workshop. “The event will continue the tradition of providing novel and high-quality economic analyses of pressing security and privacy issues.”

WEIS 2014 will feature a program which includes invited speakers and 20 papers which have been selected in a rigorous review process by the international program committee. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data disclosure and assessed investments in cyber defense. The 2014 workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.

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Last Updated June 13, 2014