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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 options utilized in safeguard and reliability engineering, created in a less complicated, analog international, have replaced little or no through the years. during this groundbreaking booklet, Nancy Leveson proposes a brand new method of protection -- extra suited for trendy complicated, sociotechnical, software-intensive international -- in keeping with glossy platforms considering and structures thought. Revisiting and updating rules pioneered through Fifties aerospace engineers of their process protection idea, and checking out her new version broadly on real-world examples, Leveson has created a brand new method of protection that's better, 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 coincidence version and procedures, or STAMP), then then indicates how the recent version can be utilized to create options for procedure defense engineering, together with twist of fate research, chance research, approach layout, safeguard in operations, and administration of safety-critical structures. She applies the hot ideas to real-world occasions together with the friendly-fire lack of a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter within the first Gulf conflict; the Vioxx remember; the U.S. military SUBSAFE application; and the bacterial illness of a public water offer in a Canadian city. Leveson's method is correct even past protection engineering, providing ideas for "reengineering" any huge sociotechnical process to enhance safeguard and deal with risk.

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