Network Security: A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach by Tansu AlpcanNetwork Security: A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach by Tansu Alpcan

Network Security: A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach

byTansu Alpcan, Tamer Başar

Hardcover | November 30, 2010

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Covering attack detection, malware response, algorithm and mechanism design, privacy, and risk management, this comprehensive work applies unique quantitative models derived from decision, control, and game theories to understanding diverse network security problems. It provides the reader with a system-level theoretical understanding of network security, and is essential reading for researchers interested in a quantitative approach to key incentive and resource allocation issues in the field. It also provides practitioners with an analytical foundation that is useful for formalising decision-making processes in network security.
Title:Network Security: A Decision and Game-Theoretic ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.79 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521119324

ISBN - 13:9780521119320


Table of Contents

Preface; Notation; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; 2. Network security concepts; Part II. Security Games: 3. Deterministic security games; 4. Stochastic security games; 5. Security games with information limitations; Part III. Decision Making for Network Security: 6. Security risk management; 7. Resource allocation for security; 8. Usability, trust, and privacy; Part IV. Security Attack and Intrusion Detection: 9. Machine learning for intrusion and anomaly detection; 10. Hypothesis testing for attack detection; A. Optimization, game theory, and optimal & robust control; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The great advantage of this book is that the authors covered exhaustively theoretical background related to decision and game theories with a lot of motivating examples. The work is written without unnecessary complexity, while the organization is clear and the contents is well readable. I can recommend this position to researchers and graduate students as well as to engineers, mainly system administrators and security officers." - Marcin Niemiec, IEEE Communications, February 2012