Abstract

ANALYZING THE COMPUTER SECURITY IN THE MODERN ERA

Rajesh Kumar, Dr. G.P. Singh

011-017

Vol: 1, Issue: 4, 2011

A thriving new field of information security economics provides valuable insights not just into ‘security’ topics such as privacy, bugs, spam and phishing, but into more general areas of system dependability and policy. This research programme has recently started to interact with psychology. One thread is in response to phishing, the most rapidly growing form of online crime, in which fraudsters trick people into giving their credentials to bogus websites; a second is through the increasing importance of security usability; and a third comes through the psychology-and-economics tradition. The promise of this multidisciplinary research programme is a novel framework for analyzing information security problems—one that is both principled and effective.

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