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Category: 

Noncompliant_Chips

Date: 

1997-11-04 10:12:06

Subject: 

If These Systems Are at Risk, Everything Is at Risk

  Link:

http://www.iee.org.uk/2000risk/guide/year2k20.htm

Comment: 

This list of threatened systems appears on the Web site of the Institutition of Electrical Engineers, a British organization. It is certainly thorough -- and frightening.

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(a) Manufacturing and process control

Manufacturing plants

Water and sewage systems

Power stations

Power grid systems

Oil refineries and related storage facilities

Bottling plants

Automated factories

Simulators

Test equipment for control system development, maintenance and testing

(b) Construction industry

Surveying and locational equipment

Construction plant

(c) Transport

Aeroplanes

Trains

Buses

Marine craft

Automobiles

Fuel services

Air Traffic Control Systems

Signalling systems

Radar systems

Traffic lights

Ticketing systems/machines

Car parking and other meters

(d) Buildings and premises

Electrical supply - supply, measurement, control, protection

Backup lighting and generators

Fire control systems

Heating and ventilating systems

Lifts, elevators, escalators

Security systems

Security cameras

Safes and vaults

Door locks

(e) Domestic services

Catering

Cleaning

(f) Communications

Telephone exchange

Cable systems

Telephone switches

Satellites see also Global Positioning System (GPS) problem

Data switching equipment (X.25, SMDS, Frame Relay, etc.)

(g) Office systems and mobile equipment

Telephone systems

Faxes

Copier

Time recording systems

Mobile telephones

Still and video cameras

(h) Banking, finance and commercial

Automated teller systems

Credit card systems

Point of sale systems including scanner/cash systems

(i) Medical diagnostics, monitoring and life support

Heart defibrillators

Pacemaker monitors

Patient information systems

Patient monitoring systems

Pharmaceutical control and dispensing systems, e.g. infusion pumps

X-ray equipment

(j) Testing, monitoring and diagnostic systems

Energy metering

Environmental monitoring equipment

Link: 

http://www.iee.org.uk/2000risk/guide/year2k20.htm

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