Quantitative economics of security : software vulnerabilities and data breaches
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Security vulnerabilities can represent enormous risks to society and business organizations. A large percentage of vulnerabilities in software are discovered by individuals external to the developing organization. These vulnerabilities are often exchanged for monetary rewards or a negotiated selling price, giving rise to vulnerability markets. Some of these markets are regulated, while some are unregulated. Many buyers in the unregulated markets include individuals, groups, or government organizations who intend to use the vulnerabilities for potential attacks. Vulnerabilities traded through ...