Applying Game Theory For Use In Cyber Deception

The idea of using game theory to “manipulate” an attacker implies influencing their strategic choices to our advantage. Here are my thoughts on how game theory might benefit us in such an attempt:

  • Understanding Payoffs: By understanding your opponent’s payoffs (or what they value in the outcomes of a game), you could potentially manipulate the situation by altering their perceived payoffs, thus influencing their choices.
  • Predicting Behavior: If you can predict your opponent’s behavior by understanding their strategy, you might be able to manipulate the game by making moves that lead them to outcomes that favor you.
  • Information Asymmetry: If you have more information than your opponent or can control the information they receive, you can manipulate their decision-making process to your advantage.

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