The project that sponsored this workshop focuses on the disruption of the supply chains for counterfeit hardware used in critical systems. “Critical systems,” in the context of this project are defined as systems associated with human safety (e.g. transportation, medical), the delivery of critical services (infrastructure, energy generation), important humanitarian and military missions, and global economic stability. These systems are costly to procure, are generally expected to have a long service life, and as a result, they must be supported for long periods of time.
Sandborn, Peter, Marcus A. Boyd, and Wiliam Lucyshyn. 2022. "Intersections of Illicit Trafficking and Counterfeit Parts Workshop." Final Workshop Report. College Park, MD (January).