Book Chapter

Game Theory for Security

Tansu Alpcan

Encyclopedia of Systems and Control | Springer London | Published : 2019


Game theory provides a mature mathematical foundation for making security decisions in a principled manner. Security games help formalizing security problems and decisions using quantitative models. The resulting analytical frameworks lead to better allocation of limited resources and result in more informed responses to security problems in complex systems and organizations. The game-theoretic approach to security is applicable to a wide variety of cyberphysical systems and critical infrastructures such as electrical power systems, financial services, transportation, data centers, and communication networks.