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Cyber Studies Director Tyler Moore publishes comprehensive guide

Tyler Moore, chair of The University of Tulsa’s School of Cyber Studies, has published a new, comprehensive online resource on security economics for the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK). For its online database, CyBOK compiles resources written only by select leaders in their respective fields.

The project aims to bring cyber security in line with the more established sciences by distilling knowledge from major internationally recognized experts to form a Cyber Security Body of Knowledge that will provide foundations for this emerging topic. CyBOK is a guide to the body of knowledge that already exists in textbooks, academic research articles, technical reports, white papers, standards, etc. The project focuses on mapping established knowledge and not fully replicating everything written on the subject.

For CyBOK, Moore wrote a new knowledge guide that serves as a comprehensive review of the latest literature on cyber security through an economic lens, providing a snapshot of the current state of the field, key issues, and emerging techniques. The guide emphasizes that incentives, market failures, and economic principles play a vital role in the presence of cyber threats and their mitigation and argues that often the root cause of cyber insecurity is economic rather than technical.

“Economics offers a useful lens to understand and overcome cybersecurity challenges, and this guide summarizes two decades of research in a digestible form for students and practitioners,” said Moore, who also serves as Tandy Professor of Cyber Security & Information Assurance in TU’s College of Engineering & Computer Science.