Center for Global Affairs
The Economics of Cybersecurity
This elective is designed to examine the economic phenomena we see in the cyber environment today. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to examine the initial basis for action or inaction with economics providing explanations for market behavior and outcomes. The purpose of this course will be to explain the role economics plays in cybersecurity, supply chains for cyber dependent systems, cryptocurrencies, and the measurement of cyber risk. Students will leave this course with a clearer understanding of various core topics of modern economics to include common market failures and behavioral economics. Insight from these topics can inform strategies to address the myriad of cyber issues plaguing the US today.