Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Intro to hackernomics

Five laws of hacker economics
Legislation, financially driven attackers, and high profile breaches have changed the economics of security. We need to rethink the motivations of attackers and the new attacker economy given a growing stolen identity information trade and the rise of organized electronic crime. We need to study hackernomics. This is a new term so allow me to offer a definition:

Hackernomics (noun, singular or plural): A social science concerned with description and analysis of attacker motivations, economics and business risk. It is characterized by five fundamental laws and eight corollaries.

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