Journal of Machinery Manufacture and Reliability

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 579–584 | Cite as

A comparative assessment of specification-based and risk-management-based approaches to the security assessment of complex technical systems

  • N. A. Makhutov
  • D. O. Reznikov
Technogenic Safety of Vehicles and Designs


Specification-based organization of security of complex technical systems based on an assignment of margins for the main ways of reaching limit states is considered. We present a computational approach to the organization of security based on risk management and assuming a successive reduction of threats that the technical system is exposed to, and vulnerability towards active threats and damage in the case of failures in complex technical systems.


Machinery Manufacture Operation Program Vulnerability Analysis Integral Risk Security Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Makhutov
    • 1
  • D. O. Reznikov
    • 1
  1. 1.MoscowRussia

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