June 8, 2005

Downloadable Schedule . All slides from the event are now available at the schedule page

News coverage: A WEIS paper measuring the market effects of vulnerability disclosures is the subject of a SecurityFocus article.

Scholarships:I3P provided several student registration scholarships and multiple travel scholarships for students. All scholarships have been awarded. Congratulations to the recipients, and thanks to I3P.

Fourth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

was held on the campus of

Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

2 - 3 June 2005

The Fourth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security addressed the problems of privacy security using the tools, techniques, and concepts of economics. Theoretical and practical aspects of computer security and economics, proposals for legal mechanisms, empirical examinations of fielded systems, and reports on experiments were presented. Computer scientists, scholars of law, economists, accountants, policy analysts, and social scientists contributed.

Papers and presentations can be found in the schedule section of this website. Notes from the Workshop are available at

My thanks to all who contributed. I would like to thank the authors and presentors for providing excellent content. I would like to thank my students Alla Genkina and, in particular, Allan Friedman. I owe my thanks to the members of the program committee. Thanks as well to the organizer, Lori Uhland of Rare Events.

--L Jean Camp
WEIS '05

WEIS06: The Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security will be held at the University of Cambridge, England, 26-28 June 2006. The initial call for papers is available here

Workshop Information

No longer available

Support for WEIS05 was provided in part by:

Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

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