Human resiliency during tough times

Systems Engineering (November 2020)

By Ricardo Valerdi

The idea of resiliency is often attributed to hardware and software. Simply stated, a system is resilient if it continues to carry out its mission in the face of adversity. Such adversity may come from disruptions that impact the system’s ability to meet its requirements. An external environmental condition, such as an earthquake, power failure or cyberattack, may cause the system to temporarily fail. The question then becomes: How quickly can it recover, if at all?

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