Game-Theoretic Methods in CounterTerrorism and Security
Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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Bier, V. M. 2011. Game-Theoretic Methods in CounterTerrorism and Security. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .
- Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
Protecting against intentional attacks on homeland security is fundamentally different from protecting against accidents or acts of nature. In particular, an intelligent and adaptable adversary may adopt a different offensive strategy in response to our protective security measures, in order to circumvent or disable them. Game theory provides a way of taking this into account analytically. Thus, security can benefit from game-theoretic methods. This article discusses approaches for applying game theory to the problem of defending systems against attack. The results yield insights into the nature of optimal defensive investments.
- homeland security;
- game theory;
- resource allocation;