International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Game Theoretic Risk Analysis of Security Threats

Editors: Bier, Vicki M., Azaiez, M. Naceur (Eds.)

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  • The first book to apply game-theoretic models and reliability theory to defending infrastructure against intelligent attacks
  • Demonstrates attack-defense models that avoid the mathematical quagmire of full game-theoretic modeling
  • Applicable to all infrastructure arenas – networked infrastructures such as oil pipelines or electric grids; built infrastructures such as buildings and stadiums; information infrastructures such as flight control or civil defense; and production, processing and distribution supply chains
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Game Theoretic Risk Analysis of Security Threats introduces reliability and risk analysis in the face of threats by intelligent agents. More specifically, game-theoretic models will be developed for identifying optimal and/or equilibrium defense and attack strategies in systems of varying degrees of complexity. The book covers applications to networks, including problems in both telecommunications and transportation. However, the book’s primary focus is to integrate game theory and reliability methodologies into unified techniques to predict, detect, diminish, and stop intentional attacks at targets that vary in complexity.

 

In this book, leading researchers combine reliability and risk analysis with game theory methods to create a set of functional tools that can be used by security personnel to offset intentional, intelligent threats (including the threats of terrorism and war). This means a comprehensive treatment of such problems must consider two aspects: (1) the structure of the system to be protected and (2) the adaptive nature of the threat (that is, beyond the static nature of the threat). The book provides a set of scientific tools for analyzing and applying game-theoretic reliability problems in the presence of intentional, intelligent threats. These scientific tools address problems of global safety and create more cost-effective defensive investments.

 

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“This book is a collection of several articles on the analysis of defending infrastructure against terrorism attacks by means of game theory and reliability theory. … well written and it can be useful for researchers in this field. It not only provides the state-of-the-art review of attack–defend models but also describes the algorithms in detail.” (J. Li, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 61 (12), 2010)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Why Both Game Theory and Reliability Theory Are Important in Defending Infrastructure against Intelligent Attacks

    Bier, Vicki M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Game Theory Models of Intelligent Actors in Reliability Analysis: An Overview of the State of the Art

    Guikema, Seth D.

    Pages 13-31

  • Optimizing Defense Strategies for Complex Multi-State Systems

    Levitin, Gregory

    Pages 33-64

  • Defending Against Terrorism, Natural Disaster, and All Hazards

    Hausken, Kjell (et al.)

    Pages 65-97

  • A Bayesian Model for a Game of Information in Optimal Attack/Defense Strategies

    Azaiez, M. Naceur

    Pages 99-123

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-87767-9
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4688-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Game Theoretic Risk Analysis of Security Threats
Editors
  • Vicki M. Bier
  • M. Naceur Azaiez
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
128
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-87767-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-87767-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-87766-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4688-1
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 242
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