Mr. Richard E. Krock is a member of technical staff in the Services Technology department at Alcatel-Lucent Worldwide Services in Lisle, Illinois. His responsibilities include the analysis of network outages and the identification and implementation of countermeasures. He has been an active member of the past two Network Reliability and Interpretability Councils and has led various sub-teams related to power. He has provided consulting services on emergency preparedness/disaster recovery both domestically and internationally, and also represents Lucent at the Telecom Information Sharing and Analysis Center, part of the National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications. Mr. Krock holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana and an M.B.A in telecommunications from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is also a licensed professional engineer.
Resilience of Critical Infrastructures
Controlled improvement in the reliability and security of any system requires a comprehensive analysis. This requires the systematic identification of the fundamental underlying components of the system using a rigorous discipline. If successful, this process will illuminate areas for concern and identify areas for potential system enhancements. Such comprehensive analysis can be conducted for communications infrastructure using a framework of eight ingredients. This paper will explore these eight ingredients and identify their usage in vulnerability analysis and best practice identification for enhancing the reliability and security of communications infrastructure.