CIRI research to be published
CIRI researcher Iris Tien’s (Georgia Tech) research is being published in the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering in Jan. ’19. The article, “Framework for Probabilistic Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems,” is based on her CIRI research, which creates a framework to analyze interdependent infrastructure systems in a way that is more rigorous, quantitative, and comprehensive than previously possible.
National Cyber Security Month
November is National Cyber Security Month and CIRI celebrated with two videos making their social media debut. What is critical infrastructure? and Understanding resilience were shared on CIRI's Facebook and Twitter pages, along with other posts from the Department of Homeland Security.
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CIRI invited speaker
In October, Rae Zimmerman of NYU gave two invited talks on her CIRI research, one at Vanderbilt University and another at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in Buffalo.
CIRI research results published
Results from a CIRI research project on mandatory cybersecurity standards for the electric grid have been published by Science and Public Policy (2018). In the paper, authors Aaron Clark-Ginsberg (now of Rand Corp.) and Rebecca Slayton (Cornell University) lay out the factors that shape regulatory influence and assess the effect of one set of regulations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Critical Infrastructure Protection standards, on the cybersecurity risks faced by the US electric grid.
CIRI posters presented
CIRI researcher Jana Diesner presented two posters based on Milestone 2 (Practical Ethics: Regulatory Compliance for Conducting Empirical Research with Human-Centered and Text Data) & Milestone 3 (Differences in Situational Awareness of Emergency Management depending on Information Sources and Analysis Methods) of her CIRI project at the iSchool Research Showcase on October 31, 2018. Read more
Maritime port disruptions modeling and simulation tool demonstration
CIRI PI Gabe Weaver recently demonstrated his maritime port disruptions modeling and simulation tool at the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting in Maryland this week. CIRI staff met with top level government and industry decision makers in transportation, logistics, distribution, passenger services, and related industries. The CIRI admin team met with Custom & Border Protection in October to demonstrate the tool.
Busy month for CIRI
In addition to the others previously mentioned in this newsletter, CIRI personnell attended a variety of events this month. Executive Director Randy Sandone attended InvestH20 and CIRI administrators attended the Maritime Risk Symposium, with Director David Nicol chairing the student poster session.