- Thursday 11 Nov 2021, 10:30 - 12:00
- PhD defence
- Senate Hall
- Erasmus Building
- Campus Woudestein
On 11 November 2021, J. Jiang will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Vulnerabilities, Cybersecurity, and the Role of Law and Regulation herein’.
Nowadays, it is not difficult to conjure up images of hacked power plants, remote-hijacked public transportation systems, etc. By exploiting hidden vulnerabilities, hackers are plundering business secrets, stealing digital consumers’ records, and trying to reshape the world inconspicuously. Most of society lacks awareness of software vulnerabilities. Software vendors seem unlikely to discuss flaws in their products publicly, and the related markets of vulnerabilities are often opaque. This thesis tries to introduce its readers to a structured discussion and analysis of software vulnerabilities vis-à-vis the challenges of cyberattacks.
This thesis focuses on an analysis of software vulnerabilities and their relevance to cybersecurity from an economic perspective, and it discusses the role of law and regulation designed to address problems of vulnerabilities and cybersecurity utilizing the law and economics approach.
The public defence will take place online at the Senate Hall, 1st floor Erasmus Building, location campus Woudestein. The ceremony will begin exactly at 10.30 AM.