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Al Rivero will present the first CREDC Seminar on February 5 
Al Rivero will present the first CREDC Seminar on February 5 
 

We are pleased to announce an exciting spring seminar schedule for the CREDC Public Seminar Series. Our first seminar for 2018 will be Tuesday, February 6 at 3 CT. The speaker will be Al Rivero, President, ANG Consulting, LLC. 

Al Rivero is the President of ANG Consulting, a firm that specializes in helping clients develop strategic technology and growth plans. This includes the development of long-term (3 to 5 years) strategic technology plans to ensure reliable and secure migration of technologies. He also works with development companies to ensure alignment with industry expectations for platform use. Al has more than 30 years of energy industry experience having held various positions ranging from staff engineer, project manager, operations management, technology management to managing Chevron’s regulatory strategy group focusing on developing CVX-wide strategy for addressing energy-related regulatory issues and assisting key stakeholders with assuring compliance with regulatory requirements. He has extensive IT/OT integration project experience SAP, JDE OneWorld, as well as several Honeywell and Foxboro DCS system installations at chemical plants and refineries. Al has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Cal State Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science degree in computational mathematics from the University of California Irvine. He has authored or co-authored a variety of papers on critical infrastructure protection for API, AGA, and DOE and has worked with DOE and DHS on critical infrastructure protection planning.

Other seminars scheduled for the spring include: 

Tuesday, March 13:  Mark Guth, Manager Corporate Security Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance at Nicor Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas

Tuesday, April 3:  Jianhui Wang, Section Manager, Advanced Grid Modeling, Argonne National Laboratory

Tuesday, May 1: Robert M. Lee, CEO, Dragos, Inc. 

We will update the CREDC Seminars page as details become available. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) partnered with Washington State University and Oregon State University to host the CREDC Pacific Northwest Industry Workshop November 28-29, 2017. The event took place at PNNL’s Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC) in the Systems Engineering Building (SEB). PNNL hosted 82 participants representing a variety of occupations, including industry, academia, utilities, DOE, and local law enforcement agencies.

The CREDC workshop focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil and gas industries. The goal of the event was to:

  • Build and strengthen relationships among PNNL, academia and Pacific Northwest utilities
  • Facilitate and advance technical collaboration and engagement between industry and researchers

The workshop included panel discussions, featured speakers, two research project showcases, and a tour of the SEB and EIOC. Archives will be made available at cred-c.org/pnw-iw2017/archives.

 
 
 
 
 
News
 
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Tim Yardley participated in GridEx security exercise that simulates cyber and physical threats on the bulk power system. Full story here.
 
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CREDC researcher Adam Hahn develops innovative methods to understand power grid vulnerabilities and bolster system security. Read more here.

 

 
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CREDC researchers Sriramya Bhamidipati and Grace Gao developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals. Read more and view video of Bhamidipati discussing how they use GPS to locate power grid attackers. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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In addition to our seminars archive, CREDC is building a video library of research presentations. Learn more about the CREDC research activity, Advanced Networking Technology for Energy Delivery Systems, by watching their recent presentation by Professor Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, "RAINCOAT: Randomize Network Communication in Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure to Mislead Cyber Attackers"

 

 
 
 
 
 
Send us your job and internship announcements!
 

CREDC’s students are at the forefront of research related to Cyber Resiliency of Energy Delivery Systems. We’ll be happy to share your job or internship opportunities with them. Please feel free to email amyclay@illinois.edu with announcements. 

 
 
 
 
 
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