A Game Theoretic Framework for Modeling Adversarial Cyber Security Game Among Attackers, Defenders, and Users

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Authors: 
Detlof von Winterfeldt
Tatyana Ryutov
Michael Orosz
James Blythe
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This paper models interactions in the cyber environment as a three-way security game between attacker, defender, and user. The paper focuses on understanding and modeling the roles, motivations and conflicting objectives of the players. Unlike most research in cyber security, this paper studies not only technological but also psychosocial aspects of the interactions. The paper develops recommendations for selecting games that have relevant features for representing cyber security interactions and outlines directions for future research.