A Game-Theoretical Approach for Finding Optimal Strategies in an Intruder Classification Game

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Provided by: University of Calgary
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
The authors consider a game in which a strategic defender classifies an intruder as spy or spammer. The classification is based on the number of file server and mail server attacks observed during a fixed window. The spammer naively attacks (with a known distribution) his main target: the mail server. The spy strategically selects the number of attacks on his main target: the file server. The defender strategically selects his classification policy: a threshold on the number of file server attacks.
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