In order to prevent systemic collapses of critical infrastructures it is necessary to monitor their complexity from a large-scale perspective
Systemic collapse is a catastrophic failure of an entire system, or network, that is triggered by an event causing severe structural instability which can impair its functioning on a large scale and for prolonged periods of time.
Ontonix analyses large and critical systems and infrastructures in order to provide a quantitative and near real time assessment and indicators of:
- Systemic complexity
- Resistance to shocks (endogenous and/or exogenous)
- Critical complexity (the level of complexity at which a given system inevitably becomes non-governable)
- Complexity drivers (a ranked list of potential problem sources)
- Complexity Map
Examples of systems we are able to monitor, analyse and determine their distance from potential systemic collapse:
- Critical infrastructures (energy distribution, telecommunication network, traffic systems, water distribution, etc.). See example
- Large IT networks
The uniqueness of our approach is that not only we measure and monitor the principal characteristic of these systems - their complexity - we analyze them all together, capturing their interactions in a truly integrated 'system of systems' perspective.
Our goal is to:
- Prevent systemic catastrophic collapses
- Guarantee structural stability of large and critical systems
- Identify pre-crisis and pre-collapse signals
- Provide assistance in Crisis and Situation Management
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