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The Law and Economics of Cybersecurity

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Bruce K. Kobayashi, Peter Swire,Yochai Benkler, Randal C. Picker, Amitai Aviram, Neal K. Katyal, Doug Lichtman, Eric P. Posner, Joel T. Trachtman
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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107403109

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  • Cybersecurity is a leading national problem for which the market may fail to produce a solution because individuals often select less than optimal security levels in a world of positive transaction costs. The problem is compounded because the insecure networks extend far beyond the regulatory jurisdiction of any one nation or even coalition of nations. This book brings together the views of leading law and economics scholars on the nature of the cybersecurity problem and possible solutions to it. Many of these solutions are market based, but in need of aid, either from government or industry groups or both.

    • Cybersecurity is a leading concern in the twenty-first century, much as the environmental problems were in the twentieth century
    • The cybersecurity issue is a global problem for which traditional forms of national regulation and international cooperation are inadequate
    • The problems addressed in the book will show us the dark side of globalization and will teach us ways of thinking about how to control malicious intent
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107403109
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Problems:
    1. Private versus social incentives in cybersecurity, law and economics Bruce K. Kobayashi
    2. A model for when disclosure helps security: what is different about computer and network security? Peter Swire
    3. Peer production of survivable critical infrastructures Yochai Benkler
    4. Cyber security: of heterogeneity and autarchy Randal C. Picker
    5. Network responses to network threats: the evolution into private cybersecurity associations Amitai Aviram
    6. The dark side of private ordering for cybersecurity Neal K. Katyal
    7. Holding Internet Service Providers accountable Doug Lichtman and Eric P. Posner
    8. Global cyberterrorism, jurisdiction, and international organization Joel T. Trachtman.

  • Editors

    Mark F. Grady, University of California, Los Angeles

    Francesco Parisi, George Mason University, Virginia


    Bruce K. Kobayashi, Peter Swire,Yochai Benkler, Randal C. Picker, Amitai Aviram, Neal K. Katyal, Doug Lichtman, Eric P. Posner, Joel T. Trachtman

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