Scenario1: Northwest manufacturing firm
A northeast manufacturing firm captured contracts worth several
million dollars to make measurement and
instrumentation devices for NASA and the US Navy. However, one-morning workers found themselves unable
to log on to the operating system, instead getting a message that the system was "under repair." Shortly after,
the company's server crashed, eliminating all the plant is tooling and manufacturing programs. When the
manager went to get back up tapes, he found they were gone and the individual workstations had been wiped
out. The company's CFO testified that the software bomb had destroyed all the programs and code generators
that allowed the firm to customize their products and thus lower costs. The company subsequently lost
millions of dollars, was dislodged from its position in the industry, and eventually had to lay off 80 workers.
The company can take some solace in the fact that the guilty party was eventually arrested and convicted.
Since manufacturing company was involved to equipment for NSA and US Navy, it means its resouces were safety critical and... View the full answer