Remarks at the TCC II - Vulnerability Reduction in Trade Corridor Development - Tampa, Florida, 13 June 2002

Risks in Information Networks and Technology:
The insidious decay of IT infrastructure

Cris Pedregal Martin
Dept. of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

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Computer-Related Risks
A couple of canonical references on the risks associated with computer-related technology.

Forum On Risks To The Public In Computers And Related Systems (also comp.risks) (Usenet: comp.risks)
The book: Computer-Related Risks, by Peter Neumann, available for example at Amazon:

Open Source controversy in Peru
Edgar Villanueva's bill mandating use of open source software by the peruvian government:
This main link contains links to versions of the law and letters exchanged by Villanueva and Microsoft, both in English and the original Spanish.

Miscellaneous IT-related woes in Latino America
Some recent news items to illustrate the range; most in Spanish from online media.

Costa Rica: personal information for sale, and private wiretapping

Chile: "Crooks cause Chilean Car Chaos" about the stealing of Santiago’s traffic control computers:,1294,52114,00

Mexico, Argentina: Copper Wire/cable theft (in Spanish): (Mexico) (Argentina)


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