A Prospect Theoretic Extension of a Non-Zero-Sum Stochastic Eavesdropping and Jamming Game

Andrey Garnaev, Wade Trappe, Narayan B. Mandayam, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

Wireless networks are susceptible to malicious attacks, especially those involving jamming and eavesdropping. In this paper, we consider a sophisticated adversary with the dual capability of either eavesdropping passively or jamming any ongoing transmission. We investigate a new aspect to consider when designing an anti-adversary strategy to maintain secure and reliable communication: how subjective behavior can impact multi-time slotted communication in the presence of such a sophisticated adversary. To model this scenario we develop a Prospect Theory (PT) extension of a non-zero-sum stochastic game, and derive its PT-equilibrium in closed form for any probability weighting functions. Uniqueness of the PT-equilibrium is proven. Our theoretical results, also supported by simulations, suggest that the anti-adversary strategy is more sensitive to varying network parameters and subjective factors when compared to the adversary's strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, WIFS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728199306
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 6 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, WIFS 2020 - New York, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2020Dec 11 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, WIFS 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, WIFS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period12/6/2012/11/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Keywords

  • Eavesdropping
  • Jamming
  • Prospect Theory
  • Stochastic Game

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