October 10, 2013

Decision Framework for Evaluating the Macroeconomic Risks and Policy Impacts of Cyber Attacks

Global cyber infrastructure is interconnected with and instrumental to economic prosperity and national security. However, most cyber infrastructure is not secure and is vulnerable to attacks from malicious actors potentially leading to failure of critical infrastructure, exploitation of sensitive information, and loss of intellectual property. The REMI PI+ model provided insight into the macroeconomic consequences and propagation across regions and industry sectors that would be involved with a substantial cyber attack. This modeling framework will aid policy makers by allowing for the assessment of cyber attack scenarios and cybersecurity policies linked to their potential economic consequences.

Sandia National Laboratories – Decision Framework [full PDF]