E-Maintenance and Vulnerability
Teleservice, utilizing modern information processing and communication tools, is by now a well-known way of supporting a product and we have seen the emergence of e-manufacturing and related types of e-service, in particular e-maintenance. In discussions of the present and future of e-manufacturing and e-maintenance systems are among other things risks and vulnerabilities related to utilization of e-services identified as an important area for further research. In this paper the concepts of e-maintenance and vulnerability are briefly described. The vulnerability of the e-maintenance system and its consequences for the managed assets are discussed to some extent. From different risk analysis approaches, e.g. related to computer and network security, several methodologies and tools for the management of vulnerability can be identified and an analysis methodology is proposed. The paper represents the view of a risk analyst and reliability engineer.
Key Wordse-maintenance e-service vulnerability risk analysis security
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