Journal article

Interdependent Security Game Design over Constrained Linear Influence Networks

Seyed Alireza Hasheminasab, Behrouz Tork Ladani, Tansu Alpcan

ISECURE-ISC INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SECURITY | Iranian Society of Cryptology | Published : 2019

Abstract

In today's highly interconnected networks, security of the entities are often interdependent. This means security decisions of the agents are not only influenced by their own costs and constraints, but also are affected by their neighbors’ decisions. Game theory provides a rich set of tools to analyze such influence networks. In the game model, players try to maximize their utilities through security investments considering the network structure, costs and constraints, which have been set by the network owner. However, decisions of selfish entities to maximize their utilities do not always lead to a socially optimum solution. Therefore, motivating players to reach the social optimum is of hi..

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