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This economics course provides an introduction to the field of cybersecurity through the lens of economic principles. Delivered by four leading research teams, it will provide the students with the economic concepts, measurement approaches, and data analytics to make better security and IT decisions, as well as understand the forces that shape the security decisions of other actors in the ecosystem of information goods and services.


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: TU Delft

Course Curriculum

module: 01
1a Introduction 00:07:00
EconSec101x – 1b – History 00:07:00
EconSec101x – 1c – Introduction to economics 00:10:00
EconSec101x – 1c – Introduction to economics 00:10:00
EconSec101x – 1e – Security from an economic perspective 00:11:00
EconSec101x – 2a – Measuring security levels 00:08:00
EconSec101x – 2b – Measuring security levels 00:09:00
module: 02
EconSec101x – 2c – Metrics in practice 00:09:00
EconSec101x – 2d – Metrics form incident data 00:12:00
3a Information security strategy 00:11:00
3b Information security investment 00:10:00
3c Risk management V3 00:14:00
3d Operational security management 00:14:00
3c Risk management V3 00:14:00
3d Operational security management 00:14:00
econsec1014a 00:11:00
econsec1014c 00:08:00
module: 03
4dcase study 00:10:00
5a prospectTheory 00:10:00
5b behavioural 00:15:00
5c deception 00:08:00
5dprivacy 00:11:00
5epolicy 00:11:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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