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As Managing Director, Rodrigo will provide strategic administrative leadership to the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) and will serve as an ambassador for the development of cyber resilient energy delivery systems (EDS). Read this news article posted on the CREDC website that shares more about Rodrigo’s background and vision for his new role. 

 

 
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The CREDC Industrial Advisory Board recently approved "REMEDYS: Research Exploring Malware in Energy DeliverY Systems." This new research activity will be led by Stuart Madnick, Michael Siegel, and Keri Pearlson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Numerous public and private organizations providing valuable services such as information sharing and malware analysis for the sector exist today. REMEDYS will close the existing gap by connecting and integrating the expertise and resources of the multiple and diverse relevant organizations and stakeholders in a unified effort to protect the sector and nation. Those organizations and stakeholders, within this structure, then accelerate the identification, development, and availability of solutions for new malware.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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CREDC Public Seminar
Tuesday, April 24 
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Central Time 
1030 NCSA | Webcast

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Our last seminar for the Spring will feature Robert M. Lee of Dragos, Inc. His presentation title is "Industrial Cyber Threats and Future Planning: Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads

ABSTRACT: 
This talk will provide information on cyber threats that we are seeing today, including threats from five skilled and persistent teams that targeted infrastructure in 2017, the CRASHOVERRIDE malware, and the TRISIS malware. It will then transition into where we are reasonably going in terms of actions seen from adversaries and the type of sophistication we can expect. Lastly, this presentation will pivot into what some reasonable recommendations for research and actions by the community are needed to counter the current and projected threats.

BIOGRAPHY: 
Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of Dragos, Inc. He is also a non-resident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cyber security of critical infrastructure. For his research and focus areas, Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016) as one of “the brightest entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents" in the sector. A passionate educator, Rob is the course author of SANS ICS515 “ICS/SCADA Active Defense and Incident Response,” the only ICS-specific incident response course in the world, and the lead author of SANS FOR578 “Cyber Threat Intelligence.” Rob pursued cyber security in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions focused on identifying and remediating hostile nation-state adversary operations. Robert is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and routinely writes for publications on the topics of industrial security, threat intelligence, and cyber security. 

 

 
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Save-the-Dates and plan to join the CREDC Annual Industry Workshop to be held September 12-13 at the MIT Samberg Conference Center in Cambridge, MA. A welcome reception will be held the evening of September 11.

Our 1.5 day program features invited speakers and panelists from industry, national labs, and government agencies that focus on emerging and critical topics in EDS cybersecurity and cyber resiliency, a CREDC research poster session, and networking opportunities. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with CREDC researchers, to learn about CREDC research, development, & technology, and to have an impact on current research and future research plans. Visit the event website and follow CREDC on social media for registration and program updates as they become available. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Learn more about CREDC research by viewing our team's research presentations. Each entry offers a video, abstract, a pdf of the slides (in most cases), and the associated research activity so that you can get more information. Videos uploaded in the past month include: 

Proof-of-Stake Consensus Protocol for Cyber Supply Chain Data Provenance

Mitigating and Preventing Vulnerabilities with ELFbac

Sensor Data Analytics for Intrusion Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems

You can also learn more about CREDC research by visiting https://cred-c.org/research 

 
 
 
 
 
 

CREDC Researchers have recently published the following papers: 

Analysis of In-order Packet Delivery Network Policy Enforcement Function

ARCADES: Analysis of Risk from Cyber Attack against DEfensive Strategies for Power Grid

Diversity Modeling to Evaluate Security of Multiple SDN Controllers

Improving Bulk Power System Resilience by Ranking Critical Nodes in the Vulnerability Graph

Reinventing the Privilege Drop: How Principled Preservation of Programmer Intent Would Prevent Security Bugs

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our #PowerTheFuture social media campaign began this month and features emerging technology or tools resulting from CREDC research. Energy utilities and EDS industries are encouraged to partner with CREDC and contribute to the development and transfer of emerging EDS tools and technology.

Our campaign kicks off with ADNA, an online, context-aware, intelligent tool for anomaly detection and analysis for SCADA networks. Be sure to follow our #PowerTheFuture campaign on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook to tap into how you can inform or benefit from emerging tech that promotes cyber-physical operational resiliency and recovery. 

 
 
 
 
 
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 csoliday@illinois.edu with announcements.

 
 
 
 
 
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