Aspects of Attacker Economics and Industry-Specific Threat Modelling (KPMG Netherlands)

Project: Research

Project Details


One of the initial questions in this area is ‘how to weight the importance of each attacker’,
taking assets, industry, and types of attacks into consideration. The question that follows is ‘how to
connect these weighted profiles with the overall risk model’. Additionally, a game theoretic
approach for each identified attacker/actor could contribute towards the optimization of
investment per industry. The dominant approach in information security so far has been an attacker-defender
model, were the defender acts first, followed by the attacker’s reaction. It might be useful
to identify the best strategies for the defender in games where attacker and defender act
Effective start/end date1/08/1831/01/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


  • Attacker Economics
  • Threat Modelling
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Security