United States and China Cyber Policy: Game Theory

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Ryan Grady, 1/C Camille Madion

Adviser(s): Professor William Casey

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China poses arguably the greatest national security threat to the United States. The uncertainty and lack of historical precedent for conflict in the cyber domain adds another dimension of complexity to this threat. The goal of our research was to analyze the relationship between the United States and China regarding Cyber Policy, using Game Theory simulations and the framework of the extensive form games to formally model conflict scenarios and to demonstrate the applicability of Game Theory to this great power dynamic. Future work includes recommending best practices and strategies for mitigating the risk of conflict.

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