Investing in Cybersecurity

Investing in Cybersecurity

Summary

Cybersecurity has had a prominent place in the spotlight for a while now, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Our digital dependence has led to a situation where security vulnerabilities and (potential) security incidents come accompanied by serious consequences, especially if such vulnerabilities and incidents occur within organisations in the critical infrastructure sectors. This research had as its starting point the desire to map why, how and how much organisations in critical infrastructure sectors invest in cybersecurity. The main research question was:
On what basis, in what way and to what extent do private companies and public organisations in the critical infrastructure sectors invest in cybersecurity?

Index

Summary and conclusions
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations

  1. Introduciton and background to the research
  2. Cybersecurity: from definition to threat
  3. Drivers for cybersecurity investments
  4. Nature and size of investments in cybersecurity
  5. From good to better
  6. Concluding remarks

Bibliography
Appendix

Publication data

Author(s):
Meulen, N. van der
Organization(s):
RAND Europe, WODC
Place of publication:
Cambridge
Publisher:
Rand Europe
Year of publication:
2015

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