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November 28-30, 2017
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Richland, WA

The next CREDC Industry Workshop will be held in the Pacific Northwest on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus, November 28-29, 2017. This event will be hosted by PNNL, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. PNNL is located in eastern Washington on the beautiful Columbia River. This event will bring together CREDC researchers, cyber-security of energy, and utilities to discuss and address challenges unique to this part of the US grid. To learn more and to register, visit:


CREDC Public Seminar
Thursday, November 9th 
3-4 PM Central Time 
1030 NCSA | Webcast

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Tim Yardley, Assistant Director of Technology, Information Trust Institute, will present the CREDC public seminar on Thursday, October 10 at 3 PM CT. The title of his presentation is Cyber-Physical Experimentation Environment for RADICS (CEER): A Look into the Future of Cyber-Physical Experimentation

Abstract: In this talk, Mr. Yardley will cover needs, gaps, and scientific challenges in realizing an evolutionary jump forward in cyber-physical experimentation for the electric power grid. As part of the DARPA RADICS program, Mr. Yardley is currently working with an extensive team to address the challenges that will be laid out in this talk. The current state, the vision, and a progress update on the realization path of that vision will be provided, as well as an unveiling of some useful tools that can benefit other researchers. Through active engagement with a variety of national labs and other collaborators, this effort aims to provide not just a point solution, but an adaptable environment that can be leveraged throughout the research community.
Biography: Tim Yardley is the Associate Director of Technology and a Senior Researcher at the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His primary duties focus on defining the vision and direction for applied research through emerging technology as well as conducting research to address the core mission of the Institute. His research is focused on trustworthiness and resiliency in critical infrastructure, with particular focus on cyber security in systems like the power grid and telecommunications. Through development of advanced testbed environments, Mr. Yardley helps to apply research to prove out theory and validate those efforts prior to field deployment, speeding the process of technology transition and the realism of fundamental research. His work covers a variety of areas, including control systems, telecommunications systems, critical incident response, and simulations of real-world systems. Other areas of interest include health technology, mobile system security, financial systems, and dynamically tailored environments. Beyond research, he is involved in security assessments, external relations, national working groups, technology development and transfer, and entrepreneurial activities. Through being an active contributor in open-source projects around the world and having come from industry, Mr. Yardley provides a unique perspective with a proven track record of solving difficult problems.
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Video and slide archives are now available online for our October 10th public seminar, featuring Fred Cohn, Program Director, Product Security Office, Schneider Electric. The title of his presentation was Securing Critical Infrastructure From Sensor to Reactor. Visit the seminar page for details.   


On October 25th, CREDC released a special report: "Inter-Sector Mapping and Gap Analysis: Energy Delivery System (EDS) Similarities and Differences." The purpose of this report is to explore the key differences inherent in the operations of the three EDS sub-sector infrastructures. To facilitate this discussion, the report will first explore the system components that are somewhat generic in the energy infrastructures. It will discuss alternatives in control system philosophies and designs, alternatives in communications infrastructures, differences in applications, and why these differences are important. Finally, it will describe which alternatives are favored for each EDS application, and why. Read the full report on our website.   


Jonathon Monken is the Senior Director, System Resiliency and Strategic Coordination for PJM Interconnection. Mr. Monken brings broad-ranging experience in the areas of defense, homeland security, public safety and emergency management to the CREDC Industry Advisory Board. Read his full bio here. Learn more about our Industry Advisory Board here.



On Tuesday, October 3, CREDC Co-PI, Bill Sanders, testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology at a hearing titled, "Resiliency: The Electric Grid's Only Hope." Details of the hearing and links to archives can be found here.


Bhamidipati (second from left), Gao (far right), and their research team 
Bhamidipati (second from left), Gao (far right), and their research team 
Illinois' Ramya Bhamidipati Won Best Presentation of the Session at ION GNSS+

Ramya Bhamidipati, a graduate research assistant at the University of Illinois, won "Best Presentation of the Session" award at the 30th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+), the largest annual conference in the field of GPS. Ramya presented on "GPS Spoofer Localization Using Multi-Receiver Direct Time Estimation for PMUs," based on the research she does under advisor, Professor Grace Gao, for the "Robust and Secure GPS-based Timing for Power Systems" activity. This is the second year in a row that Bhamidipati has earned this honor. A paper on the subject can be found here. Congratulations, Ramya! 


Learn more about CREDC research and tools, see archives of public seminars, or get an introduction to foundational topics relevant to cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems. Check back regularly for new videos. 

Recently added videos include: 

Illinois Testbed: An Overview of Resource Availability

Implementation of Resilience via Operational Controls 

Security Games for Cyber Resilient Bulk Power Systems 

End-to-End Delay Guarantees for Real-Time Systems Using SDN 


Cyber-Air-Gapped Detection of Controller Attacks through Physical Interdependencies (2017)

OntoEDS: Protecting Energy Delivery Systems by Collaboratively Analyzing Security Requirements

GPS Spoofer Localization Using Multi-Receiver Direct Time Estimation for PMUs

Input Handling Done Right: Building Hardened Parsers using Language-theoretic Security

Resilient Data Collection in Refinery Sensor Networks Under Large Scale Failures

Real-time Detection of Malicious PMU Data

Online Thevenin Parameter Tracking Using Synchrophasor Data

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