Welcome to the web site of the Adaptive Security and Economics Laboratory (ASECOLAB).

ASECOLab is affiliated with the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa and with the Information Security Group of Royal Holloway, University of London. It was founded in September 2012 with funding from the US and the UK Governments, and a gift from Intel Corp.

The Lab is staffed by 13 aseconauts,  including 5 PhD students and 4 external members. Their mission is to think about security and economics in cyber space, using math, science and imagination to solve the emerging cyber security problems. More...

New Directions
There are already many different approaches and directions in security. Why seek new ones? Security is one of the driving forces of history: both war and diplomacy are efforts towards attaining security goals.
Cyber Security Problems
Cyberspace challenges some of our basic communication assumptions. Authentication problems have been treated in computer security. But cyber space also changes our notion of computation.
Adaptive Strategies
Game theory was developed to facilitate decision making in the Cold War. The problems of cyber security are also complex and adversarial. So why is game theory not a standard tool of cyber security?
Physical, social and cyber security
Work on logics of observation and communication. More...
Creative privacy
Concealing private data by restricting information flow is proving clumsy… More...
Mining dark matter in networks
Networks link buyers and sellers with no previous interactions. How can I trust someone I’ve never met? More...
Economics of anti-equilibrium
Exploring and formalising the dark side of economic force. More...
Gaming security by obscurity
Adaptive attackers explore the system. Adaptive defenders explore the attacks. More...
Course
Economics & Security. Sponsored by Intel. More...