Visible to the public 3-Way game model for privacy-preserving cybersecurity information exchange framework

Title3-Way game model for privacy-preserving cybersecurity information exchange framework
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsVakilinia, I., Tosh, D. K., Sengupta, S.
Conference NameMILCOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM)
KeywordsCollaboration, compositionality, computer security, Cybersecurity information-sharing, Data Sanitization, game theory, Games, Human Behavior, human factors, information sanitization, Organizations, policy, privacy, privacy-preservation, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Standards organizations

With the growing number of cyberattack incidents, organizations are required to have proactive knowledge on the cybersecurity landscape for efficiently defending their resources. To achieve this, organizations must develop the culture of sharing their threat information with others for effectively assessing the associated risks. However, sharing cybersecurity information is costly for the organizations due to the fact that the information conveys sensitive and private data. Hence, making the decision for sharing information is a challenging task and requires to resolve the trade-off between sharing advantages and privacy exposure. On the other hand, cybersecurity information exchange (CYBEX) management is crucial in stabilizing the system through setting the correct values for participation fees and sharing incentives. In this work, we model the interaction of organizations, CYBEX, and attackers involved in a sharing system using dynamic game. With devising appropriate payoff models for each player, we analyze the best strategies of the entities by incorporating the organizations' privacy component in the sharing model. Using the best response analysis, the simulation results demonstrate the efficiency of our proposed framework.

Citation Keyvakilinia_3-way_2017