Chapter 6

Game theory

Abstract

Game Theory is the mathematical modeling of players, strategies and payoffs. This chapter covers the mathematical definition of games, including payoff matrices, normal form, and extensive form. Game solutions are also discussed as well as different kinds of games including zero-sum, dominant strategy, and mixed strategy. Examples using cybersecurity data are covered as well as different games including the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Snowdrift, and Stag Hunt games. Partially informed games, leader-follower and signaling games are also covered.

Keywords

Game theory; Prisoner’s dilemma; Nash equilibrium

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