Secure cyber risk measurement
and modeling

Mission

MIT’s World-leading cryptographers, risk specialists, and cybersecurity experts, working together with industry leaders to securely and privately measure and model cyber risk.

2024

Paper
“Mind the Gap” paper on modeling cyber risk using averages from a peer group to be presented at SiRAcon in July. Paper (ArXiv), Conference (SiRAcon’24)
Event
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Internet Policy Research Initiative convened experts for an annual conference in Jan 2024.
Presentation
Presentation at the Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting on risk models and measurements.

2023

Presentation of municipal risk modeling paper at the Cybersecurity Law and Policy Conference 2023.
Paper (ArXiv)
A Cloud Cybersecurity Benchmarking Framework - MIT/IBM CloudSec 16
Damien Lewke (Thesis)
Emerging privacy-enhancing technologies
Taylor Reynolds (OECD iLibrary)

2022

Event
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Internet Policy Research Initiative launched an annual conference convened experts from industry, government, and academia in Nov 2022.
Paper
Beyond Cryptography: Deniable Privacy for Secure Data Aggregation
Eric Pence (Thesis)
Paper
Continuous Measured Improvement: A New Approach to Meeting the Municipal Cybersecurity Challenge
Avital Baral (Thesis)
Paper
Overlooking the Little Guy: An Analysis of Cyber Incidents and Individual Harms
Rebecca Spiewak (Thesis)

2021

Paper
Ransomware Readiness Index: A Proposal to Measure Current Preparedness and Progress Over Time
(Working paper)

2020

Paper
SCRAM: A Platform for Securely Measuring Cyber Risk
(HDSR)