Professor Lawrence Gordon Testifies to
Homeland Security Congressional Committee
Lawrence A. Gordon,
Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance,
gave testimony concerning his research (with Dr.
Martin Loeb, professor
of accounting and information assurance and Deloitte & Touche Faculty Fellow) on
cybersecurity economics to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Homeland
Security on October 31, 2007. The Subcommittee is working on emerging threats, cybersecurity,
and science and technology. In commenting on this invitation, Gordon noted that
"this new dimension to the impact of our research is certainly gratifying."
Gordon is considered to be one of the pioneers in the area of applying economic
concepts to cybersecurity issues. He is the author of more than 85 articles and
co-author of the widely acclaimed book entitled "MANAGING
CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES: A Cost-Benefit Analysis" (published by McGraw-Hill).
In addition, Gordon is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting and Public
Policy, serves on the editorial boards of several other journals and is a frequent
contributor to the popular press. In two authoritative studies, he was cited as
being among the world's most influential/productive accounting researchers. An award-winning
teacher, he is also a frequent speaker at various universities and professional