The Cyber Security Game: Charles River Analytics Uses Game Theory to Develop Cyber Defense Tool

Security concept: Lock on digital screen
Security concept: Lock on digital screen, contrast, 3d render

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received additional funding from the US Air Force to build our Game-Theoretic Reasoning and Analysis of Vulnerability (GRAVITY) tool. GRAVITY analyzes vulnerabilities and executes rich models of behaviors to reason about systems in a game-theoretic manner.

“Threats are particularly challenging for the military’s strategic systems, which often depend on networked technologies or embedded systems,” said Dr. Sevan Ficici, Senior Scientist at Charles River Analytics and Principal Investigator on the GRAVITY effort. “With GRAVITY, we are developing tools to analyze and respond to threats that exist in the gray area between peace and conflict.”

Under GRAVITY, we are researching ways to augment defenses with game-theoretic tools that identify vulnerabilities and quantify the effects. Our GRAVITY tool includes a game-theoretic engine that takes stakeholder and system models as inputs and computes possible vulnerabilities, adversary strategies, and defensive counterstrategies. This modeling enables analysts to identify, visualize, and prioritize vulnerabilities.

Contact us to learn more about GRAVITY or our other projects based on game theory.


This material is based upon work supported by the United States Air Force under Contract No. FA8650-19-C-6958. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.

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