Michel van Eeten


Contact information

Room number: b2.160
Phone: +31 15 27 87050
E-mail address: m.j.g.vaneeten@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Research interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Economics
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Technology

Prof.dr. M.J.G. (Michel) van Eeten


Michel van Eeten's chair focuses on the Governance of Cybersecurity. He studies the interplay between technological design and economic incentives in Internet security. His team analyses large-scale Internet measurement and incident data to identify how the markets for Internet services deal with security risks.

He has conducted empirical studies for the ITU and the OECD on the economics of malware and the role of Internet Service Providers in botnet mitigation. The Dutch government commissioned an in-depth study on the Dutch market

He is leading two projects funded by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research); one on security reputation metrics for Internet intermediaries and one on improving the effectiveness of abuse reporting mechanisms.

Additional funding has been granted via two EU projects: the Advanced Cyber Defense Center, which develops anti-botnet services for European operators and users, and the eCrime project, which will study the economic impact of cybercrime on non-ICT sectors, such as health and the chemical industry.

He is also a member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council. As part of his administrative responsibilities, he currently serves as the Director of the TPM Graduate School.

Key publications

  • Arnbak, Axel, Hadi Asghari, Michel Van Eeten, and Nico Van Eijk. "Security collapse in the HTTPS market." Communications of the ACM 57, no. 10 (2014): 47-55.  See the video here: YouTube
  • M. van Eeten and M. Mueller (2013). Where is the Governance in Internet Governance? New Media and Society, 15 (5), 720-736
  • M. van Eeten, M. and J. Bauer (2013), Enhancing incentives for Internet security, in: I. Brown (ed.). Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar, pp. 445-484.
  • R. Anderson, C. Barton, R. Böhme, R. Clayton, M. van, Eeten, M. Levi, T. Moore & S. Savage. (2013). Measuring the Cost of Cybercrime., in: Rainer Boehme (ed.), The Economics of Information Security and Privacy, Berlin: Springer, pp. 265-300.
  • J. Bauer, M. van Eeten (2009). Cybersecurity: Stakeholder incentives, externalities, and policy options. Telecommunications Policy 33 (10), 706-719

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