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Resilience Engineering as Part of Security Research: Definitions, Concepts and Science Approaches

Klaus Thoma, Benjamin Scharte, Daniel Hiller, Tobias Leismann

Apr. 1, 2016

This article investigates the idea of Resilience Engineering, focusing on “critical functionality, ensuring graceful degradation and enabling fast recovery of complex systems,” and using engineering and technology in order to achieve these outcomes. The article examines the relationship of Resilience Engineering to Civil Engineering, the development of Resilience Engineering as a field of study, as well as different ways of modeling, measuring, and comparing resilient systems.

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