[trustable-software] How well a system works is only half the picture: the other half is how badly it fails

Duncan Hart dah at seriousaboutsecurity.com
Thu Jan 4 22:51:17 GMT 2018


I've been in the field long enough to now realise that when you're moving
fast, and there's a lot at stake, failure is more important than success.

Specifically, how good, or bad, it fails, because technology fails all the
time and the general state of technology is to be broken, which is not
unusual for complex socio-technical systems.

For software, and hardware to be trustable we must engineer for graceful
failure. Just my 2c worth...

Cheers!

-- Duncan Hart --
January 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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