I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at SMU. My research focuses on the economics of information security, the study of electronic crime, and the development of policy for strengthening security. I'm also interested in digital currencies, critical infrastructure protection and digital forensics. I direct the Security Economics Lab within HACNet (High Assurance Computing and Networking Labs), a research group of faculty and students working in different areas related to security. I also serve as Director of the Economics and Social Sciences program at the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security. Finally, I am a Fellow in SMU's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.

Prior to joining SMU, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University. I have also been the Norma Wilentz Hess Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College. I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Prof. Ross Anderson.

From 2011-2014 I served as a Director and Vice President of the International Financial Cryptography Assocation (IFCA), which organizes the annual Financial Crypto conference. I am also Vice Chair of the IFIP 11.10 Working Group on Critical Infrastructure Protection. For a comprehensive listing of my professional activities, please see my CV.

I am always interested in supervising talented PhD students, so if you are interested in research related to the economics of information security, please contact me. I am also interested in working with outstanding undergraduates on research projects. For information on my current students and their research interests, visit the teaching page.

Together with Prof. David Pym, I am Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity (JCS). JCS is a new open-access publication from Oxford University Press, developed specifically to deliver a venue that bridges the many different disciplines and specialties involving information security.

Use the menu above to find out more about my research and teaching. On this page you will find the following:

Selected Publications

Here are a few selected publications. For a comprehensive list, see the publications page. You can also view my pages on Google Scholar and DBLP.

- Ross Anderson and Tyler Moore. The economics of information security. Science, 314(5799):610-613, 2006. [ bib | DOI | paper | publisher ]
- Tyler Moore, Richard Clayton, and Ross Anderson. The economics of online crime. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(3):3-20, Summer 2009. [ bib | paper | publisher | Italian translation ]
- Tyler Moore, Nektarios Leontiadis, and Nicolas Christin. Fashion crimes: trending-term exploitation on the web. In Yan Chen, George Danezis, and Vitaly Shmatikov, editors, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, pages 455-466. ACM, 2011. [ bib | paper | publisher | presentation | blog post ]
- Tyler Moore and Benjamin Edelman. Measuring the perpetrators and funders of typosquatting. In Radu Sion, editor, Financial Cryptography, volume 6052 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 175-191. Springer, 2010. [ bib | paper | publisher | presentation | web appendix | press: New Scientist, The Register, ZDNet]
- Tyler Moore and Richard Clayton. Examining the impact of website take-down on phishing. In Lorrie Faith Cranor, editor, APWG eCrime Researchers Summit, volume 269 of ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pages 1-13. ACM, 2007. [ bib | paper | publisher | presentation | press: PC World, Infosecurity Magazine]
- Tyler Moore, Jolyon Clulow, Shishir Nagaraja, and Ross Anderson. New strategies for revocation in ad-hoc networks. In Frank Stajano, Catherine Meadows, Srdjan Capkun, and Tyler Moore, editors, ESAS, volume 4572 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 232-246. Springer, 2007. [ bib | paper | publisher | presentation | press: New Scientist, Techworld ]

Academic Service

Conferences I've been affiliated with

APWG eCrime, APWG eCrime Researchers Summit. San Francisco, California, September 17-18, 2013. (Program Committee Co-chair)
Past years: 2009-2011 (PC member), 2012 (Program Committee Co-chair)

ACM CCS 2012, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Raleigh, North Carolina, October 2012. (Program committee member)

WEIS 2013, the 12th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security. Washington, DC, June 2013. (PC member)
Past years: 2011-12 (PC member), 2010 (PC chair), 2009 (PC co-chair), 2008 (PC member), 2007 (PC member), 2006 (general chair)

Financial Crypto 2014, the 18th International Financial Cryptography and Data Security Conference, Barbados, March 2014. (Board of directors/Vice President, General Chair)
Past years: 2011 (PC member), 2009 (general chair)

NSPW 2011, the New Security Paradigms Workshop. Marin County, CA, September 12-15, 2011 (Program committee member)

Trust 2011, the 4th International Conference on Trusted Computing -- Socioeconomic Strand. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-24, 2011. Submissions due March 1, 2011 (Program committee member)
Past years: 2009-2010 (PC member)

IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection. March, 2013. (Program committee member)
Past years: 2011-2012 (PC Member), 2010 (Program co-chair), 2007-2009 (PC Member)

ESAS 2007, the 4th European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Cambridge, UK, July 2-3, 2007. (Local arrangements chair)

Journal reviews

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine
ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review
ACM Computing Surveys
International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection
Management Science
Information Systems Reviews
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Contact Information

Tyler Moore
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Bobby Lyle School of Engineering
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750122
Dallas, TX 75275-0122

Office: Caruth Hall 439

Phone: (214) 768-3716 (on campus: x83716)

Email: tylerm@smu.edu

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