Shifting Towards Antifragile Critical Infrastructure Systems

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BANGUI Hind BÜHNOVÁ Barbora ROSSI Bruno

Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security
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Faculty of Informatics

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Keywords Critical Infrastructure Systems, Antifragility, Resilience, Security
Description Antifragility, which is an evolutionary understanding of resilience, has become a predominant concept in academic and industrial fields as the criticality of vital infrastructures (like healthcare and transportation) has become more flexible and varying due the impact of digitization and adverse circumstances, such as changing the prioritization of industrial services while accelerating IoT (Internet of Things) deployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The crucial role of antifragility is to enable critical infrastructures to gain from disorder to foster their adaptability to real unexpected environmental changes. Thus, this paper aims to provide a comprehensive survey on the antifragility concept while clarifying the difference with the resilience concept. Moreover, it highlights how the COVID-19 crisis has revealed the fragility of critical infrastructures and unintentionally promoted the antifragility concept. To showcase the main concepts, we adopt the blockchain as an example of an antifragile system.
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