Antifragile Critical Infrastructure Systems
Antifragility is an improved resilience approach introduced in 2012 by Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book entitled: “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”. The idea behind Antifragility is to appreciate some level of stressors and perturbation and actively “employ” them to get better performance over a longer time horizon.
Our vision is to integrate antifragile mechanisms into critical infrastructure systems:
- Seek to inject volatility in critical infrastructure systems to expose their fragilities.
- Enable critical infrastructure systems to take autonomous decisions to move from stable to unstable conditions.
- Enable critical infrastructure systems to survive shocks and dynamically determine their fragilities.
- Use the fragilities of critical infrastructure systems to learn by doing how to thrive as threats vary.
- Exploit Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the adaptability and evolution of critical infrastructure systems.
- Go beyond the traditional target of resilience by proactively self-adapting and self-organizing the behavior of critical infrastructure systems to changing conditions.
- Shifting Towards Antifragile Critical Infrastructure Systems. Bangui, Hind, Barbora Buhnova, and Bruno Rossi. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security (IoTBDS). 2022.