IFS Info no. 2/2001
The Year 2000 Issue and Information Infrastructure Security
How did governments, industry and international organisations deal with the Year 2000 issue? Olivia Bosch shows how the different actors responded to the warnings, examines the factors that resolved the problems and reveals the motives behind the actions. Further, she discusses how representative the Year 2000 issue was compared to other threats to and vulnerabilities of information systems.
Olivia Bosch is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. This paper first appeared as a chapter in G Ragsdell and J. Wilby (eds.), Understanding Complexity, Kluwer Academic and Plenum Press, 2001.