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Re: Faster, smashter. (fwd)
From: Thorsten Holz <thorsten.holz () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 08:40:29 +0100

On Dec 10, 2008, at 3:19 AM, sinan.eren () immunitysec com wrote:

I would appreciate ideas to tie the value of a vulnerability to a  
premium, any
quants who do security as well ?


Rainer Böhme discussed the idea of exploit derivatives and cyber- 
insurances in a talk at CCC'05: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2005/fahrplan/events/801.en.html
There is also a paper from the Workshop on the Economics of  
Information Security (WEIS 2005), in which Böhme discusses these ideas  
in more detail: http://infosecon.net/workshop/pdf/15.pdf

Pretty interesting concept, but some obstacles need to be taken when  
implementing such a market (monoculture, correlation of attacks and  
such).

Cheers,
   Thorsten
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