Game theory in cybersecurity

Take an introductory ride through game theory with a defensive approach, and use these principles for any team that requires strategy or action plans in which other players are involved.

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Vanessa Redman

Lead Cyber Threat Intel Analyst

Credit One Bank

Vanessa Redman is a Cyber Scenario Developer and Strategy Consultant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has proudly been playing with computers since getting a used Commodore VIC-20 in the late 1980s and loves learning about new things. Before working on scenarios to better train security teams, Vanessa worked as a Red Team Tech Lead, and has taught lessons on a variety of cybersecurity topics, including vulnerability management, adversary tactics, and threat intelligence. She loves playing the devil’s advocate, and is always looking for assumptions to disprove. She is currently studying Algorithmic and Behavioral Game Theory for use in Cyber Strategy (both offensive and defensive) and has presented her findings so far at conferences for BSidesLV, The Diana Initiative, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). You can also find her in the upcoming book 97 Things Every Information Security Professional Should Know being published by O’Reilly Media in September 2021. You can follow her on Twitter at @RedmanCyber.