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Hao Jan (Max) Liu

Cloud computing application could help create more resilient power grid

10/10/2018 - 11:15am   For many people, ‘the cloud’ describes a misunderstood space where photos and documents are stored. To ITI researchers, the cloud is the future of electric grids.
CIRI's booth at the summit

CIRI connects with automakers at Auto-ISAC Cybersecurity Summit

10/08/2018 - 4:00pm   Increasing automotive connectivity, paired with rapid advancement in the realm of autonomous vehicles, necessitates the development of a resilient cybersecure motor vehicle ecosystem. For this reason, leaders from the auto industry and government gathered for two days at the 2nd Auto-ISAC (Information Sharing & Analysis Center) Cybersecurity Summit.
Rolls Royce manufacturing plant.

Manufacturers gather to discuss cybersecurity across the supply chain

10/04/2018 - 3:15pm   From Northwestern University to Rolls-Royce North America, myriad organizations from the manufacturing and cybersecurity communities convened to explore the current state of cybersecurity in the manufacturing sector, cybersecurity challenges facing manufacturers, and efforts underway to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of manufacturing supply chains.
A researcher talks with industry representatives.

2018 CREDC Industry Workshop impresses attendees

10/04/2018 - 3:00pm   Every year CREDC hosts a workshop to bring together stakeholders to discuss emerging topics in cyber security and resiliency
Al Valdes

Illinois researchers partner with ABB on new DOE-funded energy delivery systems research

09/27/2018 - 2:30pm   The University of Illinois is teaming with ABB on two newly awarded projects funded by the Department of Energy Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program. These are the latest from an ongoing research collaboration between Illinois and ABB.
Mingu Kang

High risk research results in reward for former CSL student

09/06/2018 - 3:45pm   Former ITI student Mingu Kang will receive the CSL Ph.D. Thesis award this month for his dissertation “Deep In-memory Computing.”
William Sanders

Sanders named interim director of DPI

09/06/2018 - 3:30pm   William H Sanders, ITI professor, has been named interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new world-class innovation center led by the U of I System.
Wen-Mei Hwu

Hwu named acting head of ECE Department

09/06/2018 - 3:30pm   The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering announced today that Prof. Wen-Mei W Hwu will serve as acting head of its top-ranked Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
CIRI Interns

CIRI summer interns, research team conduct research on DHS mission-relevant areas

08/29/2018 - 2:00pm  

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted five students from Howard University and Florida International University as part of the CIRI Summer Internship Program. Additionally, CIRI hosted a research team of one faculty member and two students from the University of Texas at El Paso through the DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).&nbs

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Illinois receives funding from NSA to design trusted systems

06/27/2018 - 8:45am  

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a contract from the National Security Agency to lead an effort that will deepen the scientific understanding of the design of trusted systems.

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CREDC researchers to leverage blockchain to protect power grid supply chain

05/01/2018 - 9:15am  

Blockchain technology has served as the building block for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for a decade, enabling users to verify virtual transactions each step along the money trail. Now, researchers with the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium are using the same technology to protect the power grid.

Dilhan Rodrigo

Rodrigo joins ITI as managing director of smart grid

04/10/2018 - 9:30am   Dilhan Rodrigo has joined the Information Trust Institute (ITI) as managing director of smart grid.

ECE student named top performer in ComEd UX Challenge

02/20/2018 - 3:00pm  

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), the largest electric utility company in Illinois, hosted a challenge for college students across the world, asking them to design a concept for an engaging website portal or app for solar customers.

David Nicol

Illinois team explores how social media spreads information, affects beliefs, and even shapes events

02/13/2018 - 1:45pm  

CSL Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is leading a group of researchers studying how information propagates through social media and the effects that information has on people’s beliefs as it moves.

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CREDC to develop secure, resilient cyber systems for oil and gas industry

02/08/2018 - 4:30pm   Major storms can damage not only the conventional physical elements of the oil and gas delivery systems -- such as the actual pipelines -- but also the hardware that supports the cyber systems used to control those delivery systems. The Cyber Resilience Energy Delivery Consortium is looking to create more secure and resilient cyber systems for the oil and gas industry.
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Illinois launches major cybersecurity initiative in Singapore

01/11/2018 - 4:30pm   The new initiative, funded by the National Reseach Foundation, will work to make information systems both trustworthy and secure.
David NIcol

IEEE Computer Society selects Nicol as editor-in-chief

01/10/2018 - 9:15am   The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) Board of Governors has confirmed incoming editors in chief of their publications, including Professor David M. Nicol who will oversee IEEE Security & Privacy, the most widely read journal on security and privacy in computing.
Adam Hahn

Hahn builds tools to monitor the security and understand the vulnerability of the power grid

11/27/2017 - 7:15pm   CREDC researcher Adam Hahn develops innovative methods to understand power grid vulnerabilities and bolster system security.
Tim Yardley

GridEx IV pushes grid past 'breaking point'

11/27/2017 - 8:45am   Tim Yardley participated in GridEx security exercise that simulates cyber and physical threats on the bulk power system.

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