Security economics: an adversarial risk analysis approach to airport protection

Cano J., Rios Insua D., Tedeschi A., TURHAN U.

ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, vol.245, no.1-2, pp.359-378, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 245 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10479-014-1690-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-378
  • Keywords: Adversarial risk analysis, Intelligent attacker, Multiattribute expected utility, Airport security
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


We analyze the case of protecting an airport, in which there is concern with terrorist threats against the Air Traffic Control Tower. To deter terrorist actions, airport authorities rely on various protective measures, which entail multiple consequences. By deploying them, airport authorities expect to reduce the probabilities and potential impacts of terrorist actions. We aim at giving advice to the airport authorities by devising a security resource allocation plan. We use the framework of adversarial risk analysis to deal with the problem.