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Every year the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) hosts a workshop to bring together researchers, industry representatives, students, and government agencies to discuss emerging topics in cyber security and resiliency impacting the nation’s energy delivery systems. While this is an annual event, changes were made this year to make the 2018 event the best one yet. 
CREDC SEMINAR November 6th, 2018: The Cyber Secure Dashboard - Institutionalizing Cyber Security Using the NIST Framework
 Glen R. Salo

Join us for a conversation with Heartland Science and Technology Group about a newly released cyber security management tool, the Cyber Secure Dashboard. We’ll discuss how emerging NIST standards and federal regulations applied to the DoD supply chain are driving the need for a more standardized approach to cybersecurity -  and how the Dashboard’s approach might be useful in the energy systems space.


CREDC Seminars: WE WANT YOU!!!

CREDC seminars feature industry speakers who are experts on topics in the broad area of research, development, and design for the cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems (EDS) systems. The scope includes cyber-physical EDS in the electric power grid and oil & gas sectors. 


We are now scheduling for seminar speakers for the 2019 winter and spring semester. Talks are presented on the University of Illinois campus and streamed live on the Web. Email Tricia Duzan ( to get more information about being a presenter or to be added to the mailing list for seminar announcements.

Check out previous CREDC Seminars HERE

Welcome to New CREDC Staff!
Tricia Duzan 

The CREDC team would like to give a warm welcome to Tricia Duzan, Coordinator of Research Programs and Linda Steinberg, Coordinator of Research Programs who both joined the ITI Department at the University of Illinois this summer.

Tricia joined CREDC in July and successfully jumped right in to lead us through one of the most successful CREDC Workshops thus far.  We are very excited to have her!


 Linda Steinberg

Linda joined CREDC in September and has quickly become a valued member of the team.  We look forward to her leading several events this fall.

If you would like to reach Tricia or Linda for any collaboration or programming needs, you may reach them by email at and

Al Valdes- Principal Research Scientist 

The University of Illinois is teaming with ABB on two newly awarded projects funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program. These are the latest from an ongoing research collaboration between Illinois and ABB, a global manufacturer of equipment for the electrical sector, providing equipment that scales from substation relays to high-voltage transformers.  The projects demonstrate and extend the leadership of UI in the field of research that advances the cyber resiliency of energy systems.

One project addresses the security of flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS). FACTS enable existing and new transmission systems to realize advantages in power and control, and are a promising strategy for future electric transmission systems. The project will develop defense-in-depth strategies against insider and outsider attacks against FACTS, leveraging unique signatures of FACTS devices as a complement to conventional cybersecurity measures, and culminating in a realistic field test. Ensuring cybersecurity of FACTS is essential to adoption of the technology and realizing its potential benefits. The Illinois budget for this project is $615,000 over three years.

The second project addresses secure integration of distributed energy resources (DER) into area electric power systems (AEPS). The main objective of the project is to fill the identified cybersecurity gap and explore security enhancements, implemented in flexible configurations of peer and hierarchical AEPS-DER environments. DER interact with AEPS supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in increasingly complex exchanges of measurements and control actions.

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Energy utilities and EDS industries are encouraged to partner with CREDC and contribute to the development and transfer of emerging EDS tools and technology. Please check out our website for collaboration opportunities. Click on the link below to learn how you can inform or benefit from emerging tech that promotes cyber-physical operational resiliency and recovery! Please also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook for the latest updates.




The CREDC summer school is an intensive, engaging, and value-packed week of topics and workforce development activities focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. This event is held every other year. The most recent summer school information can be viewed on our website. The next summer program is scheduled for June 24-28, 2019 at the Q Center in St. Charles, IL.

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Send us your job and internship announcements!

CREDC’s students are at the forefront of research related to Cyber Resiliency of Energy Delivery Systems and they want to work with you! Send us your internship and career opportunities and we will share them with eligible students.  Please feel free to email Linda Steinberg at with announcements.


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