COVID-19 Hazard Analysis using STPA

adrian cockcroft
8 min readMar 18, 2020
Memorial at Hawaiian native burial ground, Kapalua, Maui. Picture taken by Adrian

March 17, 2020

A resilient system continues to operate successfully in the presence of failures. There are many possible failure modes, and each exercises a different aspect of resilience. The system needs to maintain a safety margin that is capable of absorbing failure via defense in depth, and failure modes need to be prioritized to take care of the most likely and highest impact risks. In addition…

adrian cockcroft

Work: Technology strategy advisor, Partner at (ex Amazon Sustainability, AWS, Battery Ventures, Netflix, eBay, Sun Microsystems, CCL)