Game theoretical modelling of network/cyber security

Azhar Iqbal, Lachlan J Gunn, Mingyuo Guo, M Ali Babar, Derek Abbott

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Game theory is an established branch of mathematics that offers a rich set of mathematical tools for multi-person strategic decision making that can be used to model the interactions of decision makers in security problems who compete for limited and shared resources. This article presents a review of the literature in the area of game theoretical modelling of network/cybersecurity and identifies a number of challenges in this area that need to be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8876836
Pages (from-to)154167-154179
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberspace
  • Game theory
  • Mathematical model
  • Network security
  • Optimization methods

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