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New PDF release: Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to

By Nancy G. Leveson

ISBN-10: 0262298244

ISBN-13: 9780262298247

ISBN-10: 0262533693

ISBN-13: 9780262533690

Engineering has skilled a technological revolution, however the uncomplicated engineering recommendations utilized in security and reliability engineering, created in an easier, analog global, have replaced little or no through the years. during this groundbreaking ebook, Nancy Leveson proposes a brand new method of defense -- extra suited for latest complicated, sociotechnical, software-intensive international -- in response to sleek platforms considering and structures thought. Revisiting and updating rules pioneered by way of Fifties aerospace engineers of their approach protection thought, and trying out her new version generally on real-world examples, Leveson has created a brand new method of protection that's more beneficial, less costly, and more straightforward to exploit than present techniques.Arguing that conventional versions of causality are insufficient, Leveson offers a brand new, prolonged version of causation (Systems-Theoretic twist of fate version and approaches, or STAMP), then then exhibits how the recent version can be utilized to create concepts for method security engineering, together with coincidence research, danger research, procedure layout, defense in operations, and administration of safety-critical structures. She applies the recent ideas to real-world occasions together with the friendly-fire lack of a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter within the first Gulf battle; the Vioxx keep in mind; the U.S. army SUBSAFE software; and the bacterial illness of a public water offer in a Canadian city. Leveson's technique is proper even past protection engineering, delivering recommendations for "reengineering" any huge sociotechnical process to enhance protection and deal with risk.

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