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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 356146, 7 pages
Research Article

A Novel Dynamic Method in Distributed Network Attack-Defense Game

1College of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
2College of Software Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China

Received 5 January 2015; Revised 4 March 2015; Accepted 4 March 2015

Academic Editor: Hui Zhang

Copyright © 2015 Liu Xiaojian and Yuan Yuyu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We analyze the distributed network attack-defense game scenarios, and we find that attackers and defenders have different information acquisition abilities since the ownership of the target system. Correspondingly, they will have different initiative and reaction in the game. Based on that, we propose a novel dynamic game method for distributed network attack-defense game. The method takes advantage of defenders’ information superiority and attackers’ imitation behaviors and induces attackers’ reaction evolutionary process in the game to gain more defense payoffs. Experiments show that our method can achieve relatively more average defense payoffs than previous work.