Lawrence Gordon

Professor
4332F Van Munching Hall
(301) 405-2255
lagordon@umd.edu
Education: 
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Managerial Economics)
Biography: 

Lawrence A. Gordon is a professor of accounting and information assurance in the Robert H. Smith School of Business with an affiliate appointment in UMIACS.

An internationally known scholar in the areas of managerial accounting and cybersecurity economics, Gordon’s research focuses on such issues as economic aspects of cybersecurity, corporate performance measures, cost management systems, and capital investments.

He is the author (or coauthor) of more than 100 articles, published in such journals as Science, The Accounting Review, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Computer Security, Journal of Cybersecurity, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Omega, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Information Security, European Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, Managerial and Decision Economics, and Management Accounting Research.

With Martin P. Loeb, 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.

Gordon earned his doctorate in managerial economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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