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The [course_title] course analyses the concepts of cyber security from economics perspectives. The course focuses on the economic concepts, measurement approaches and data analytics so that you can take right security and IT decisions.

Apart from these, the course discusses other factors that shape the security decisions of other actors in the ecosystem of information goods and services. The course guides you the ways to uncover and handle the strategies employed by cyber hackers, attackers and defenders.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Delft University of Technology

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Welcoming Video 00:07:00
Introduction to Security Economics
History of security economics 00:08:00
An introduction to economics 00:10:00
The economics of information goods 00:13:00
Security from an economic perspective 00:11:00
Measuring Cyber Security
What to measure? 00:09:00
How to measure the security level 00:09:00
Metrics in practice 00:09:00
Measuring incidents 00:12:00
Security Investment and Management
Security Strategies 00:12:00
Optimal information security investment 00:11:00
Risk management 00:14:00
Operational security management 00:15:00
Market Failures and Policy Interventions
Market failures 00:12:00
Policy Interventions 00:13:00
Information sharing in incident response 00:08:00
Payment card industry 00:10:00
The Human Factor
The behavioral economics of privacy 00:12:00
The heuristics and biases tradition 00:16:00
Consumer behavior and deception 00:08:00
The behavioral economics of privacy 00:12:00
Security economics and policy 00:11:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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