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Improving Homeland Security Decisions by Detlof von Winterfeldt, Milind Tambe, Ali E. Abbas

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24 Methods for Addressing the Unpredictable Real-World Element in Security

Jinshu Cui, Thanh H. Nguyen, James Pita, and Richard S. John

24.1 Introduction

Previously, weve examined how to set up and solve a Stackelberg security game (SSG) (Tambe, 2011). In doing so, weve demonstrated how game theory can be useful for reasoning about real-world security settings where security forces must protect critical assets from potential adversaries. However, an important factor in these real-world security settings is that the adversaries involved may not behave according to the standard assumptions of game-theoretic models. We will first examine three core assumptions of game theory that real-world adversaries may challenge. Then we will provide the current ...

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