A dynamic game analysis and design of infrastructure network protection and recovery

Juntao Chen, Corinne Touati, Quanyan Zhu

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Abstract

Infrastructure networks are vulnerable to both cyber and physical attacks. Building a secure and resilient networked system is essential for providing reliable and dependable services. To this end, we establish a two-player three-stage game framework to capture the dynamics in the infrastructure protection and recovery phases. Specifically, the goal of the infrastructure network designer is to keep the network connected before and after the attack, while the adversary aims to disconnect the network by compromising a set of links. With costs for creating and removing links, the two players aim to maximize their utilities while minimizing the costs. In this paper, we use the concept of subgame perfect equilibrium (SPE) to characterize the optimal strategies of the network defender and attacker. We derive the SPE explicitly in terms of system parameters. Finally, we use a case study of UAV-enabled communication networks for disaster recovery to corroborate the obtained analytical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalPerformance Evaluation Review
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
EventWorkshop on MAthematical Performance Modeling and Analysis, MAMA 2017, 2017 Greenmetrics Workshop and Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Network Security, CINS 2017 - Urbana-Champaign, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2017 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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