Karl Frederick Rauscher
Commissioner Karl Frederick Rauscher has been responsible for breakthroughs in cyberspace for high consequence concerns at the nexus of technology, business and policy at national, regional and international levels. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Bells Labs Network Reliability & Security Office. While serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the EastWest Institute, he led the first track II China-U.S. bilateral on cyber security and the first track II Russia-U.S. bilateral on cyber security, the latter of which was the first rendering of the Geneva and Hague Conventions into cyberspace. Commissioner Rauscher is the Founder and President of the Wireless Emergency Response Team (WERT), which led efforts to use advanced wireless technologies to conduct search and rescue in major catastrophes such as the 9-11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. He serves on several corporate boards – both advisory and governance of Silicon Valley and other start-up technology ventures, and was the 400,000+ member IEEE’s ambassador-at-large & chief architect of cyberspace policy.
He has been elected by industry peers to leadership positions such as Vice Chair of the ATIS Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC) and has been appointed as an expert to U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Act leadership positions such as Vice Chair of the U.S. President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Industry Executive Committee and Chair of subcommittees of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC). He has provided expert testimony for U.S. Congressional committees and advice to senior leaders of industry and government on five continents. Commissioner Rauscher is a Bell Labs Fellow cited for achieving the industry’s first 6 “9’s” reliability for a network system and is an inventor with 40+ patents/pending.
Commissioner Rauscher also serves as GIIC Managing Director and CEO.
The GIIC recognizes Karl Frederick Rauscher’s integrated scientific, business and policy acuity as world-class credentials for information infrastructure, his entrepreneurial leadership and prolificacy in driving industry-wide reliability and security improvements as having disproportionate positive influence, and further, that his service as a trusted independent broker, articulator and champion of innovative breakthroughs for seemingly intractable problems of high consequence to be exceptional and consistently helpful in benefiting stakeholders of information infrastructure around the world.
By The Numbers
to co-lead successful China-U.S. and Russia-U.S. track II bi-lateral on cybersecurity
industry expert best practices facilitated
6 “9’s” availability benchmark set for ultra-high reliability systems.
Commissioner contributions are shown in the context of the 8i Framework.
8 Ingredient (8i) Framework of Information Infrastructure
Scientific American (2015)
It’s Time to Write the Rules of Cyberwar
IEEE Spectrum Magazine (2013)
Expert Testimony to the U.S. Congress | House of Representative, Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia | Asia – the Cyber Security Battleground
U.S. Congress (2013)
On China-U.S. Cybersecurity Matters China – U.S. Bilateral on Cybersecurity: Frank Communication and Sensible Cooperation to Stem Harmful Hacking EWI and ISC: New York City and Beijing (2013)
EastWest Institute (2013)
EWI and ISI of Moscow State University: New York City – Moscow (2013)
European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA): Heraklion (2013)
EastWest Institute (2012)
Proceedings of the EWI-IEEE Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit, IEEE: New Delhi, (2012)
Strategic Analysis Volume 36, Issue 3 No 4, Routledge (2012)
EWI and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia: New York City – Moscow, 2011.
China-U.S. Bilateral on Cybersecurity: Fighting Spam to Build Trust
EWI and the Internet Society of China (ISC): New York City – Beijing 2011
EWI and ISI of Moscow State University: New York City – Moscow (2011)
European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA): Heraklion (2011)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): New York City (2010)
The European Files: Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity in Europe (2008)
European Commission: Brussels – Luxembourg, (2007)
“Karl Rauscher … [has] delivered the definitive, global thought leadership work for resolving distrust in cyberspace.”Matt Bross