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‘Collective Action’ a Focus of the 19th Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective

University of Maryland researchers and the U.S. Attorney for Maryland described the significance of cybersecurity as a collective action, as part of the 19th Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective.

Cybersecurity Risk: A Technology Problem Requiring an Economic Solution

By Lawrence A. Gordon, EY Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information AssuranceRepublished with permission from Dataquest Magazine

SEC Cites Smith Research in New Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules for Public Companies

University of Maryland's Smith School of Business research influences SEC's new cybersecurity disclosure rules. SEC-registered businesses must adhere to updates. Martin P. Loeb's studies cited, emphasizing market reactions to cyber incidents. Gordon's advocacy spans 15+ years. Research supports mandatory disclosure. Implications for Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium's cyber risk understanding.

Research.com Ranks 17 Maryland Smith Professors Among World’s “Best Scientists”

Research.com named 17 scholars from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in its latest “best scientists” ranking. The Smith School ranked No. 4 in the United States and No. 5 worldwide in the 2023 Business and Management university ranking, with 11 scholars on the list.

Business Leaders’ ‘Enormous Role’ in Cybersecurity Compliance

Tremendous opportunity for business students lies in an emerging and needed interdisciplinary approach to “making cyber and law work together.” This, according to privacy and cybersecurity attorney Kirk Nahra in delivering the Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture as part of the 18th Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective.

Economics of Cybersecurity Deep Dive

By Pratima Harigunani They were supposed to be Red Flags. But security loopholes are turning out to be red carpets that enterprises leave for the bad guys to waltz in on. And these carpets bleed red – on business bottom-lines as well as embarrassed faces. What are we missing here?

3 Keys to Addressing Bias in Health Data and Algorithms and Why it Matters

Underserved and marginalized populations in the United States and across the world have long suffered from unequal access to the basic human need of healthcare based on factors that should not be relevant: race, gender, ethnicity, geographic location and income, says Maryland Smith’s Ritu Agarwal in a recent American Medical Association “Making the Rounds” podcast.

Insuring Against Cyber Breaches

The cost of a data breach can be a crippling expense for companies and a looming threat. The world record for the largest payout for a ransomware demand, made by an insurance company this year, now stands at $40 million. That’s why it’s so important for companies to figure out how much they should be spending on cybersecurity, says Maryland Smith’s Lawrence A. Gordon, a widely respected pioneer in cybersecurity economics. 

In Accounting Research, a Move Toward the Inductive?

Data analytics and machine learning are transforming the world of accounting research.

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