A game-theoretical model to allocate security resources in a multi-modal transportation system facing adaptive adversariesA game-theoretical model to allocate security resources in a multi-modal transportation system facing adaptive adversaries
Faculty of Applied Economics
2015Boca raton :Crc press-taylor & francis group, 2015
Safety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications
PROCEEDINGS OF THE EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE (ESREL), SEP 14-18, 2014, Wroclaw, POLAND
(2015), p. 211-215
University of Antwerp
In this paper we present a model to allocate security resources within a chemical supply chain which is characterized by the use of different transportation modes, each having their own security features. We consider security-related risks so asto take measures against terrorist acts which could target critical transportation systems. The idea of addressing security-related issues, by supporting decisions for preventing or mitigating intentional acts on transportation infrastructure, has gainedattention in academic research only recently. The decision model presented in this paper is based on game theory. The MultI-modal Security-TRAnsportation modeL, that we named MISTRAL for short, can be employed to organize intelligence capabilities aimed at securing chemical supply chains. It enables detection and warning against impending attacks on transportation infrastructures and the subsequent adoption of security countermeasures. This is of extreme importance for preventing terrorist attacks and for avoiding (possibly huge) human and economic losses.