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Sachin Shetty 
 
 
Katie Carr, CSL

A cybersecurity risk measurement tool developed at the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a DHS Center of Excellence, was recently awarded a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund. Read more 

 
 
 
Naresh Shanbhag 
 
 
Ashley Albrect, CIRI

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted five students from Howard University and Florida International University as part of the CIRI Summer Internship Program.  Read more.

 
 
 
Randy Sandone 
 
 
Katie Carr, CSL

When Randall Sandone, executive director of Illinois’ Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), was charged with bringing two new CIRI technologies to the marketplace, he sought expertise from right around the corner at Illinois Business Consulting (IBC), housed in the Gies College of Business. Read more.

 
 
 
 
September 20, 2018, 1 p.m.
Featuring speakers Quanyan Zhu and Rae Zimmerman of New York University, this webinar will highlight the multilayer network “system of systems” approach for developing decision support tools that allow stakeholders to coordinate their efforts in the recovery process for a dynamic network. It will also summarize the recent advances in research into the dynamic risk assessment of the interdependent infrastructures and risk management decisions to improve infrastructure security and resilience, such as pre-event planning and the post-event disaster response, coordination, and recovery operations.
 
Septebmer 25, 2018, UI Labs Innovation Center
The manufacturing and cybersecurity communities will intersect to explore threats faced by manufacturing companies of all sizes and discuss current efforts to improve their cybersecurity practices. The workshop will feature panel discussions and interactive breakout sessions aimed at collaboratively improving the security and resilience of manufacturing supply chains nationwide. The goal of this workshop is to promote industry-wide adoption of the NIST CSF Manufacturing Profile as well as increase cybersecurity awareness and develop solutions geared toward small manufacturers. For more information about the event, click here.
 
Building Community Resilience During Hurricane Season

CSL researcher Gabe Weaver has been invited to present his Cyber Secure Dashboard and Port Disruptions Tool to The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus later this month. The group is made up of Members of Congress and is meant to help make communities more sustainable, resilient, efficient and livable. Weaver’s work to improve community resiliency post-hurricane will be the center of the visit to Capitol Hill.

 
Recognition
 

Cynthia Lee, Best Poster Award

As part of last week's Resilience Week 2018, CIRI student Cynthia Lee won best poster! Along with her adviser Iris Tien of Georgia Tech, Lee won for her research to improve monitoring and assessment of critical infrastructures. Crucial research to improve reaction for future disasters.

Congratulations Cynthia!

Black Hat/DEF CON 2018

CIRI administrators and researchers were in Las Vegas earlier this month attending and presenting at Black Hat/Def Con 2018. This event is part cyber security training, part hacker conference and features the latest research in both areas. CIRI’s Kryptowire project received lots of attention for their work looking at the security risks of android phones before they even get to consumers. The project was mentioned in Mashable, the Verge and this article from WIRED.