The Navigation Metaphor in Security Economics
|Title||The Navigation Metaphor in Security Economics|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Pieters W., Barendse J., Ford M., Heath C.PR, Probst C.W, Verbij R.|
|Journal||IEEE Security & Privacy|
|Keywords||attack navigators, attacker profiles, cyberattacks, e-commerce, hackers, Internet/Web technologies, navigation, security, security economics, security models, visualization|
The navigation metaphor for cybersecurity merges security architecture models and security economics. By identifying the most efficient routes for gaining access to assets from an attacker's viewpoint, an organization can optimize its defenses along these routes. The well-understood concept of navigation makes it easier to motivate and explain security investment to a wide audience, encouraging strategic security decisions.