The well-being of developed countries, i.e., their economy, efficiency, and functionality, rests upon highly networked infrastructural systems, for example, traffic systems and energy and water supply systems. Ubiquitous and familiar, the public is mainly alerted to their existence in the case of interruptions, malfunctions, accidents and disasters and the resulting press coverage, which is also a daily reminder of the simple fact that there is no such thing as perfect technical equipment. However, those undesired events may not be understood as pure fate which must be accepted by everybody. Safety engineers and risk analysts do their very best to understand the dark side of technology in order to identify and rate hazards. But, are they really prepared to face the emerging challenges of networked systems?
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