Managing Cybersecurity Resources 1 9780071452854 Breaches in cybersecurity are on the rise. Between 1998 and 2003, reported cybersecurity incidents increased over thirty-fold. Well-publicized information security breaches have made cybersecurity a critical and timely topic for the general public, as well as for corporations, not-for-profit organizations and the government. As a result, organizations need to be able to make the business case for spending the right amount on cybersecurity. They also need to know how to efficiently allocate these funds to specific cybersecurity activities. Managing Cybersecurity Resources is the first book to specifically focus on providing a framework for understanding how to use economic and financial management tools in helping to address these important issues. The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Series draws on frontline government, military, and business experts to detail what individuals and businesses can and must do to understand and move forward in this challenging new environment. Books in this timely and noteworthy series will cover everything from the balance between freedom and safety to strategies for protection of intellectual, business, and personal property to structures and goals of terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda.
Managing Cybersecurity Resources

Managing Cybersecurity Resources

1st Edition
By Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb
ISBN10: 0071452850
ISBN13: 9780071452854
Copyright: 2006

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Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1. Introduction

2. A Cost-Benefit Framework for Cybersecurity

3. The Costs and Benefits Related to Cybersecurity Breaches

4. The Right Amount to Spend on Cybersecurity

5. Risk Management and Cybersecurity

6. The Business Case for Cybersecurity

7. Cybersecurity Auditing

8. Cybersecurity’s Role in National Security

9. Concluding Comments




Selected Annotated Bibliography


About the Author

Lawrence Gordon

Lawrence A. Gordon, Ph. D., is the Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business. Gordon is one of the world’s leading experts and frequent speaker on the subjects of cybersecurity economics, capital investments, cost management systems and performance measures. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Martin Loeb

Martin P. Loeb, Ph.D., a professor of accounting and information assurance at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is also an affiliate professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Loeb’s research on information security economics, mechanism design, and incentive regulation is internationally recognized, and has been published in leading academic journals in economics, computer science, and accounting.