A Generic Intrusion Detection Game Model in IT Security

  • Ioanna Kantzavelou
  • Sokratis Katsikas
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85735-8_15

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5185)
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Kantzavelou I., Katsikas S. (2008) A Generic Intrusion Detection Game Model in IT Security. In: Furnell S., Katsikas S.K., Lioy A. (eds) Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business. TrustBus 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5185. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Intrusion Detection has a central role in every organization’s IT Security. However, limitations and problems prevent the commercial spread of Intrusion Detection Systems. This paper presents an attempt to improve Intrusion Detection benefits with the use of Game Theory. A generic intrusion detection game model that reveals the way an IDS interacts with a user is described and examined thoroughly. Moreover, a specific scenario with an internal attacker and an IDS is presented in a normal form game to validate the functioning of the proposed model. Solutions for this game are given as a one shot game as well as an infinitely repeated game.


Intrusion Detection noncooperative Game Theory internal attacker 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioanna Kantzavelou
    • 1
  • Sokratis Katsikas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece
  2. 2.Dept. of Technology Education and Digital SystemsUniversity of PiraeusPireausGreece

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