SURVIVABILITY THROUGH OPTIMIZING RESILIENT MECHANISMS (STORM)
Technical Report,01 Oct 2013,30 Sep 2016
Air Force Research Laboratory/RIGA Rome United States
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Game theory provides a rich mathematical tool to analyze conflict within strategic interactions and thereby gain a deeper understanding of cyber security issues. Theoretical constructs or mathematical abstractions provide a rigorous scientific basis for cyber security because they allow for reasoning quantitatively about cyber-attacks. Game theory is the branch of applied mathematics that formalizes strategic interaction among intelligent rational agents. The level of sophistication of recent cyber-attacks justifies our assumption of attacker rationality and thus the need of an intelligent defence mechanism based on game theory. This work has applied game theory to numerous cyber security problems cloud security, cyber threat information sharing, survivability, hardware Trojans, critical infrastructure protection, Online Social Network OSN, and cyber security monitoring. When appropriate, we have expanded game theoretic frameworks to apply contract theory, prospect theory and evolutionary game theory to account for limited rationality, and machine learning when there is little information about attackers strategies and payoffs.
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