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Researchers demonstrate that quantum cryptography can secure power grid

02/14/2013 - 4:37am   Using the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid testbed facilities at Illinois, a Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team has successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography.

Overbye elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering

02/07/2013 - 9:19am   ITI Researcher Thomas J. Overbye, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

$100 million donation to establish Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative

01/28/2013 - 5:48am   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced today that The Grainger Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, has pledged $100 million to support the College of Engineering through establishment of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative.

Abdelzaher wins IEEE 2012 Outstanding Technicial Achievement and Leadership Award

01/22/2013 - 5:06am   Joining the founders and eminent leaders of his research community, ITI Professor Tarek Abdelzaher, a Donald Biggar Willett Scholar in the College of Engineering, was named the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems in December.

DoE-funded project to develop new tools for a reliable, efficient smart grid

01/08/2013 - 8:06am   The Department of Energy has announced that an Illinois-led smart grid project is among 66 transformational energy proposals to receive a total of $130 million through the DoE's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (APRA-E) OPEN 2012 program. Led by principal investigator Rakesh Bobba, a research assistant professor in the Information Trust Institute, the team will combine electrical infrastructure modeling with cyber analysis to examine the impact of failures and malicious threats to grid infrastructure.

Nahrstedt named an ACM Fellow

01/03/2013 - 10:51am   ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named ITI's Klara Nahrstedt a Fellow in recognition of her contributions to quality-of-service management for distributed multimedia systems.

A Minute With: An interview on cybersecurity with ITI researcher Jay Kesan

12/11/2012 - 4:14am   Jay P. Kesan, a professor of law at Illinois and researcher in the Information Trust Institute, is a leading national scholar in the areas of technology, law and business. Kesan, who directs the Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about what steps the government should take to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure in the U.S.

Huang one of five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognition

12/05/2012 - 6:02am   ITI Researcher Thomas S. Huang (ECE) was one of five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.

2012 Winners of ITI Undergraduate Scholarships Announced

11/13/2012 - 8:24am   The Information Trust Institute has announced the 2012 recipients of scholarships under its Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP), which supports undergraduate students at Illinois who are U.S. citizens working towards careers in information trust.

ITI to Develop Ambitious New Digital Forensics Curriculum

11/13/2012 - 8:08am   ITI faculty have received an NSF grant that will support development of a new undergraduate educational curriculum in digital forensics, in order to address a national shortage of trained cyber-security professionals.

Valdes receives RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award

11/07/2012 - 10:00am   Alfonso Valdes, ITI's managing director of smart grid technologies, has received the RAID 2012 Most Influential Paper Award.

ITI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at PADS

11/01/2012 - 8:37am   A paper describing ITI research has won the Best Paper award at the 2012 ACM/IEEE/SCS Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS).

Vasudevan to Collaborate with Synopsys on Verification

10/18/2012 - 5:01pm   ITI's Shobha Vasudevan has begun a collaboration with Synopsys in the area of functional verification.

(MIT Technology Review) Old-Fashioned Control Systems Make U.S. Power Grids, Water Plants a Hacking Target

10/12/2012 - 3:00pm   MIT's Technology Review asked ITI's Roy Campbell about the risk of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

09/14/2012 - 7:18am   ITI is supporting a national effort to promote cyber security awareness in October 2012 through the National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign.

(Illinois Country Living) SMART GRID: the next greatest thing

09/10/2012 - 3:49am   Illinois Country Living magazine featured ITI's smart grid research in an article about what the smart grid means for Illinoisans.

(HEALTHCARE INFO SECURITY) Rethinking Security Best Practices: Gunter Provides Insights Based on Ongoing SHARPS Work

08/28/2012 - 5:45am   Carl Gunter, director of ITI's SHARPS, was asked to explain how healthcare organizations should rethink their security best practices and take advantage of new technologies.

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Hacker's havoc exposes user laxity and security flaws

08/16/2012 - 9:08am   ITI smart grid cyber security engineer Edmond Rogers was asked to weigh in on a recent cyber attack on a tech writer.

ACC Offering a New Short Course on Cloud Computing

08/15/2012 - 3:53am   The Assured Cloud Computing (ACC) Center in ITI has developed an overview short course on the topic of cloud computing. In July, the one-week course was presented for the first time at the Griffiss Institute in Rome, New York.

Smart Grid @ Illinois Goes to the State Fair

08/10/2012 - 7:36am   Researchers from the Smart Grid @ Illinois initiatives are engaging with the public at a 2012 Illinois State Fair booth.

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