Singapore Academic Cybersecurity R&D

Harnessing R&D to Secure our Nation


Improving Cybersecurity through Optimal Policy Design & Human Behaviour Modelling

I. Goal

Analyze the strategic interactions between participants in the cyberspace ecosystem, design the optimal policies for the government to strengthen the cybersecurity, build realistic behavioral models of users, service providers, and attackers to improve the effectiveness of the government’s policy, and evaluate proposed models and approaches on the simulator and test-beds built to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency.


II. Technologies

1. A game-theoretic model between the government and companies

  • Companies are interdependent.
  • The government assign subsidies to companies limited by a budget.
  • Each company choose whether to buy anti-virus software to maximize its utility, given the subsidy.

2. A framework of cyber insurance to improve the cyber security