Daniel W. Woods

Technikerstraße 21A

6020 Innsbruck

Austria

My research explores the incentive and information structures that determine how organisations make decisions about cybersecurity and privacy. In terms of available information, I have surveyed empirical approaches to quantifying cyber risk and invented my own. Turning to incentives, I have looked at: how cyber insurance influences security decisions made by policyholders; how warranties change the incentives for InfoSec vendors; and how consent management providers shape web privacy.

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. During my PhD, I visited the Security Economics Lab at the University of Tulsa as a Fulbright Cybersecurity Scholar.

news

Apr 1, 2021 Matthias Dellago is joining our research group to work on the CEMDAT project, which was awarded to Andrew Simpson (co-PI) and me (PI) by AFOSR.
May 1, 2020 I start a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship working on the QCYRISK project, awarded by the European Commission.
Sep 1, 2019 I joined the Security and Privacy Lab at the University of Innsbruck.

selected publications

  1. SoK: Quantifying Cyber Risk
    Woods, Daniel W., and Böhme, Rainer
    IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021
  2. How Cyber Insurance Shapes Incident Response: A Mixed Methods Study
    Woods, Daniel W., and Böhme, Rainer
    Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2021
  3. The County Fair Cyber Loss Distribution: Drawing Inference from Insurance Prices
    Woods, Daniel W., Moore, Tyler, and Simpson, Andrew C.
    Digital Threats: Research and Practice 2021