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Computing Edit

A contingency is an event with the potential to disrupt computer operations, thereby disrupting critical mission and business functions, for example, a power outage, hardware failure, fire, or storm.

Electric grid Edit

A contingency is

[t]he unexpected failure or outage of a system component, such as a generator, transmission line, circuit breaker, switch, or other electrical element.[1]

References Edit

  1. Cybersecurity A Primer for State Utility Regulators, App. B.

See also Edit

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