A holistic game inspired defense architecture


Ad-hoc security mechanisms are effective in solving the particular problems they are designed for, however, they generally fail to respond appropriately under dynamically changing real world scenarios. We discuss a novel holistic security approach which aims at providing security using a quantitative decision making framework inspired by game theory. We consider the interaction between the attacks and the defense mechanisms as a game played between the attacker and the defender. We discuss one implementation of our holistic approach, namely, game inspired defense architecture in which a game decision model decides the best defense strategies for the other components in the system. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

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Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering