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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.
Sriramya Bhamidipati

Bhamidipati recognized for developing method to locate attackers of the power grid

11/16/2017 - 10:30am   CSL researchers Sriramya Bhamidipati and Grace Gao developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals, earning them a Best Presentation Award at the 2017 ION GNSS+ conference.
David Nicol

Discover Magazine questions modern society's resilience

11/14/2017 - 9:15am   Discover magazine recently examined the potential resiliency of modern society through a historical, archeological lens. ITI Director David Nicol weighs in.

New curriculum will equip students when faced with ethical dilemmas in cybersecurity

11/02/2017 - 6:55am   University of Illinois researchers are working to develop an academic curriculum focused specifically on cybersecurity ethics, with the goal of helping students to think through ethical challenges inherent in cybersecurity while they are developing technological skills.

Krishna recognized as a 2018 Siebel Scholar

10/31/2017 - 7:39am   ITI and ECE graduate student Varun Badrinath Krishna's work at the intersection of machine learning, computer security, and energy systems has earned him a spot in the Siebel Scholars Class of 2018.

Illinois researchers advance security of real-time embedded systems

10/25/2017 - 3:11am   University of Illinois researcher Sibin Mohan is working to create more secure and resilient real-time embedded systems through a three-year, $500,000 grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

Illinois researchers to develop more secure containers for computing environments

10/09/2017 - 7:20am   ITI's Sibin Mohan is working on a $6.1 million ONR grant to improve the software security, manageability, and performance of systems through "deboating" containers, a light-weight variant of a virtual machine.

New software tool to help manufacturing companies meet complex cyber security standards

08/08/2017 - 9:26am   The Illinois tool, called The Dashboard, is a web-accessible software package that simplifies the process of implementing the new DFARS provisions while simultaneously meeting the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) standard.

Illinois team receives $900,000 grant to build cyber security defenses for renewable energy sources

06/09/2017 - 9:34am   Researchers, led by Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan, aim to strengthen green energy sources against cyberattacks.

ITI names Hanna Richmond as Associate Director for Administration

05/30/2017 - 3:46am   Richmond will be responsible for overseeing ITI's budget, serving as a liaison with sponsors and other stakeholders, promoting industry collaborations, and representing ITI on various campus committees.

CREDC researchers develop methods to analyze cyber resilience of power systems

05/11/2017 - 2:16am   The goal is to assist power utilities in establishing baseline resilience metrics for bulk power systems (BPS), such as power plants or large substations, which are responsible for generating and transmitting energy.

CIRI researchers develop risk-assessment tool for cyberinsurance market

04/27/2017 - 8:14am   The new tool can be applied to many fields, particularly the ballooning $2.75 billion cyberinsurance market.

CyberSAGE aids in security assessment of critical infrastructure systems

04/24/2017 - 4:31am   The tool allows security analysts to make practical and informed decisions about the security of their critical infrastructure system, such as a smart power grid.

Newly developed security mechanism aims to guard existing real-time systems against cyberattacks

04/12/2017 - 4:45am   This work, led by PhD student Monowar Hasan and ITI research assistant professor Sibin Mohan, won Best Paper Award at the 2016 Real-Time Systems Symposium.

Valdes receives two grants to improve resiliency in energy systems

03/31/2017 - 4:52am   With two grants totaling $1.7 million, an ITI team will develop tools and mechanisms to combat threats to our nation's energy systems.

Gao gains College of Engineering honor for GPS research

03/28/2017 - 9:00am   Aerospace Engineering Assistant Prof. Grace Gao has been selected for the College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, an honor bestowed on only a handful of the college's assistant professors each year.

New board game helps K-12 students learn about nation's pipeline network

03/27/2017 - 4:25am   Sebestik's team has created a board game to help the public – K-12 students in particular – better understand America's pipeline system. The game "helps demonstrate the connection between physical infrastructure and the cyber networks that help run them."