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Security Decision Support Challenges in Data Collection and Use

Abstract

In 2005, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) surveyed 36,000 businesses about cybercrime. We contrast past cybersecurity data collection efforts with the BJS study. Then, based on a framework for evaluating applicability of data to models and decision making, we discuss data collection and reporting common to cybercrime studies. Finally, we assess the potential for any data collection effort to fulfill the data needs of multiple security models.

Author: Ian P. Cook, The RAND Corporation; Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, The RAND Corporation

Econ of Information Security, Published, RAND   :   June 4, 2012 2:48 PM  :  read more »   :  


About the Author

Ian P. Cook is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh, studying American Politics. He has also been a researcher with the RAND Corporation. No material on this site implies endorsement by either institution.