Overview of reliability and vulnerability in critical infrastructure

Alan T. Murray, Anthony Grubesic

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Abstract

The concept of interconnection is an important one for a wide range of social, economic and political issues. Broadly defined, interconnection refers to a state of reciprocal connection. In this context, two or more interconnected entities can exchange ideas, currency, information and other valuable goods with each other, often for mutual benefit. For example, telecommunication backbone providers frequently interconnect at points of presence (POPs) or Internet exchanges (IXs) in order to accommodate peering relationships between large networks or to provide data transit for smaller systems. One obvious benefit accrued through this type of practice is extending the geographic reach of each backbone involved with the interconnection arrangement, providing access to new markets and potential customers. Over time, these interconnections can strengthen or decline, depending on the benefits acquired through interconnectivity. If the relationship between entities strengthens significantly, the condition of interdependency can emerge. In this context, the entities involved require the reliable operation of their interconnected partner(s) to function properly. If the relationship between entities weakens significantly, connections may be disbanded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Spatial Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Edition9783540680550
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Spatial Science
Number9783540680550
ISSN (Print)1430-9602
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9375

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currency
interconnection
telecommunication
vulnerability
infrastructure
market
economics
social economics
customer
Internet
goods
Interconnection
Vulnerability
Critical infrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Murray, A. T., & Grubesic, A. (2007). Overview of reliability and vulnerability in critical infrastructure. In Advances in Spatial Science (9783540680550 ed., pp. 1-8). (Advances in Spatial Science; No. 9783540680550). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68056-7_1

Overview of reliability and vulnerability in critical infrastructure. / Murray, Alan T.; Grubesic, Anthony.

Advances in Spatial Science. 9783540680550. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2007. p. 1-8 (Advances in Spatial Science; No. 9783540680550).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Murray, AT & Grubesic, A 2007, Overview of reliability and vulnerability in critical infrastructure. in Advances in Spatial Science. 9783540680550 edn, Advances in Spatial Science, no. 9783540680550, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68056-7_1
Murray AT, Grubesic A. Overview of reliability and vulnerability in critical infrastructure. In Advances in Spatial Science. 9783540680550 ed. Springer International Publishing. 2007. p. 1-8. (Advances in Spatial Science; 9783540680550). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68056-7_1
Murray, Alan T. ; Grubesic, Anthony. / Overview of reliability and vulnerability in critical infrastructure. Advances in Spatial Science. 9783540680550. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2007. pp. 1-8 (Advances in Spatial Science; 9783540680550).
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