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What is a shortened phrase for this idea?

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I'm doing this for a paper I am writing, and cannot think of what a better way to put it is.

Looking for the antonym of "points of failure" so that the meaning is that more parts have to fail in order for the system to fail as a whole.

This is in relation to account security.

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    spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Usually this is called defense in depth, with each component usually referred to as a "layer".

    Usually this is called defense in depth, with each component usually referred to as a "layer".

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    1. Keegan
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      Thank you! I'll use this one :)

      Thank you! I'll use this one :)

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    milkbones_4_bigelow
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    Might you be referring to "graceful degradation" in the context of fault tolerance?

    Might you be referring to "graceful degradation" in the context of fault tolerance?

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      Keegan
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      Hm yes that would work. I think I'll go with @spit-evil-olive-tips' suggestion though, since it seems to flow better with what I have written so far.

      Hm yes that would work. I think I'll go with @spit-evil-olive-tips' suggestion though, since it seems to flow better with what I have written so far.

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      1. milkbones_4_bigelow
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        Makes sense, I voted for spit-eval's post too :)

        Makes sense, I voted for spit-eval's post too :)

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  3. stu2b50
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    Redundancy

    Redundancy

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  4. grahamiam
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    You've gotten some good suggestions, but in casual speaking I'd refer to something like this as a place where you have some "cushion" or some "wiggle room." Not sure either of those are too...

    You've gotten some good suggestions, but in casual speaking I'd refer to something like this as a place where you have some "cushion" or some "wiggle room." Not sure either of those are too informal for a paper, though.

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  5. ainar-g
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    “Non-critical failures”?

    “Non-critical failures”?

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