Optimizing security patrolling scheduling in chemical industrial parks by using game theory

L. Zhang, G. L.L. Reniers

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Abstract

Protecting chemical clusters from intentional attacks has been a hot topic during the last decade. Besides intrusion security countermeasures such as cameras, entrances control etc., patrolling also fulfils an important role in the security of chemical facilities and industrial parks. Current patrolling strategies in industry are mainly single-plant driven and purely randomized or based on the patroller’s preference. Such an approach in a chemical industrial park is on the one hand not able to cover the more hazardous facilities more than the less hazardous plants within the park, and on the other hand is not able to deal with strategic (intelligent) human adversaries w.r.t. terrorism. This paper therefore investigates a game theoretic model for optimizing the schedule of patrolling in chemical clusters. The industrial defender and the intelligent/adaptive attackers are modelled as two players in the game. The defender aims at increasing the probability of detecting the attacker, by randomly but strategically scheduling her patrolling route. The attacker aims at causing maximal consequences with highest success probabilities, by choosing a proper attack time and a proper target. The model is further illustrated by a case study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages3001-3006
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780815386827
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period17/06/1821/06/18

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