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Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery  2018, Vol. 2 Issue (6): 13-24    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.2096-3467.2017.1101
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Incentive Investments on Information Security for Libraries: An Evolutionary Game-theory Approach
Guang Zhu(),Mining Feng,Weiwei Zhang
School of Management Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
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[Objective] This paper analyzes the library’s investment on information security from the benefit and cost perspectives, aiming to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of library security management. [Methods] First, we used the evolutionary game theory to define two players: library and technical enterprise. Then, we explored the intentions of investments on information security. Third, we analyzed the benefits and costs of investments, the payoff matrices and evolutionarily stable strategies (ESS). Finally, we designed an incentive mechanism to enhance the investment on information security. [Results] The investments from libraries and enterprises were correlated with benefit growth and cost reduction. If the benefit growth was small, the game players are less likely to invest. Once the profit growth became big, the game players tend to invest and then generated different strategies. [Limitations] We did not design the nonlinear profit function. Other factors, such as user’s demands and advertisement effects should also be included. [Conclusions] This study promotes the development of information security management in library.

Key wordsLibrary      Information Security Management      Investment Desire      Incentive      Evolutionary Game     
Received: 05 November 2017      Published: 11 July 2018

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Guang Zhu,Mining Feng,Weiwei Zhang. Incentive Investments on Information Security for Libraries: An Evolutionary Game-theory Approach. Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, 2018, 2(6): 13-24.

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