Tag: CORE

Cybersecurity Design: First, Not Last

Every day we are barraged with commercials and news reports about cybersecurity. But what does this buzzword really mean in 2017? I asked my retired neighbor what he thought when he heard the word, “cybersecurity” and he immediately said, “the Russians.” This, of course is coming from his daily dose …

The Three Systems

We often talk about understanding the three systems involved in the design space: the system under design, the context system, and the designing system. These three systems are depicted in Figure 1 from Vitech’s MBSE Primer, shown below. As the illustration makes clear, not only does the design team need …

Mightier than the Pen

In 1839, Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote in his play Richelieu, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In this, Bulwer-Lytton meant to say that communicating thoughts was more powerful in effecting change than committing acts of violence through war. But might there be something more powerful than the pen? Systems engineers …