Working Papers


  • 29-May-2008

    English

    Economics of Malware: Security Decisions, Incentives and Externalities (STI Working Paper 2008/1)

    This working paper is based on qualitative empirical research into the incentives of market players when dealing with malicious software (malware).

  • 18-April-2008

    English

    RFID applications, impacts and country initiatives (STI Digital Economy Paper 144)

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a promising new technology with a rapidly growing range of applications, many integrating technologies such as sensors. In this report, eight major fields of application are analysed, impacts are discussed and country initiatives described.

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  • 4-April-2008

    English

    Public rights of way for fibre deployment to the home (STI Digital Economy Paper 143)

    This paper examines the policies to obtain public rights-of-way permits in a number of OECD countries and access to ducts, which may act to slow down the pace of fibre roll-out in local access market, and suggests the policy options available.

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  • 4-April-2008

    English

    Developments in fibre technologies and investment (STI Digital Economy Paper 142)

    This paper provides an overview of developments in optical fibre communication technology and investment. Specifically, the paper finds that the costs of deploying these networks are significant and that the monthly prices subscribers will pay will be highly dependent on take-up rates.

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  • 3-March-2008

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    At a Crossroads: "Personhood" and the Digital Identity in the Information Society (STI Working Paper 2007/7)

    This paper discusses the relationship between the development of digital identity management and the concept of personhood.

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  • 29-February-2008

    English

    Global opportunities for Internet access developments (STI Digital Economy Paper 141)

    The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater communication access for the first billion users. This report seeks to address the question of where new Internet users will come from and to examine the large shifts in communications policy.

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  • 1-February-2008

    English

    Measuring Security and Trust in the Online Environment: A View Using Official Data (STI Digital Economy Paper 140)

    This paper reviews available official statistics on trust and security in the online environment. It discusses whether security concerns are an obstacle to Internet use and examines how people and companies protect their equipment and networks.

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  • 31-January-2008

    English

  • 24-January-2008

    English

    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): A Focus on Information Security and Privacy (STI Digital Economy Paper 138

    The deployment of RFID brings significant economic promise. But is RFID sufficiently secure and privacy-friendly ? This paper clarifies the capabilities and limitations of RFID, identifies the associated security and privacy challenges, and suggests measures that can be implemented to address them.

  • 9-January-2008

    English

    IPTV: Market developments and regulatory treatment (STI Digital Economy Paper 137)

    This paper examines current market trends and regulation for IPTV and also provides information on developments in the provision of IPTV service in a number of OECD countries.

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