Martin Loeb

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Ph.D., Northwestern University (Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences)

Martin P. Loeb is a professor of accounting and information assurance in the Robert H. Smith School of Business with an affiliate appointment in UMIACS.

His research focuses on economic aspects of information security, the interface between managerial accounting and information technology, and the effect of regulation on cybersecurity. His papers in these areas have been published in such journals as ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Computer Security, and MIS Quarterly.

With Lawrence A. Gordon, he developed a model that provides a mathematical economic approach for deriving an organization’s optimal investment level in cybersecurity. That model, known as the Gordon-Loeb Model, has been featured in numerous media outlets.

Gordon and Loeb also co-authored "Managing Cybersecurity Resources: A Cost-Benefit Analysis," providing a more extensive guide for managers facing the tradeoffs related to information security investments.

Loeb earned his doctorate in managerial economics and decision sciences from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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