MP Wellman, TH Nguyen, and M Wright

in S Jajodia et al. (Eds.): Adversarial and Uncertain Reasoning for Adaptive Cyber Defense, LNCS 11830, pages 112–128, 2019.


Game-theoretic applications in cyber-security are often restricted by the need to simplify complex domains to render them amenable to analysis. In the empirical game-theoretic analysis approach, games are modeled by simulation, thus significantly increasing the level of complexity that can be addressed. We survey applications of this approach to scenarios of adaptive cyber-defense, illustrating how the method operates, and assessing its strengths and limitations.