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The 2019 CREDC Summer Symposium will be held Sunday, June 24th- Friday, June 28th, at the Q- Center in St. Charles, Illinois.  This intensive, engaging, and value-packed week of presenters, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and workforce development has something for everyone!!

Whether your organization would like the opportunity to network and collaborate with other industry leaders and universities in the cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency field, or you would like to seek out new technology and research development to take back to your organization, this event is for you!

Registration opens March 1st, 2019. This is a bi-annual event. The most recent summer symposium information can be viewed on our website. 

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BIO: Alfonso Valdes is a Principal Research Scientist with the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois, responsible for a portfolio of diverse research activities, including the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC); and previously the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid project (TCIPG), and the Illinois Center for a Smarter Electric Grid (ICSEG).

ABSTRACT: Power grids are subject to a number of threats and hazards, including from natural, accidental, and malicious (cyber and physical sabotage) causes. A catastrophic event leading to a protracted, wide-area outage would have significant impacts on inter-dependent infrastructures, vulnerable populations, and economic activity. This presentation summarizes a study done in collaboration with FEMA Region 10, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, to prepare a comprehensive grid threats, hazards analysis report. We examine threats that specifically impact the region, as well as threats such as cyberattack that potentially affect all power grids. We also consider measures that can be taken to mitigate the risk and enhance overall system and societal resilience, as well as considerations for recovery. Region 10 is diverse and includes the high-tech corridor between Portland and Seattle, as well as resource-based economies east of the Cascade mountains and in Alaska. The region includes major urban centers as well as rural and tribal regions, whose populations have different vulnerability and potential resilience to the class of events we consider. The region features rugged terrain, major geological hazards from earthquake and volcanic activity, severe winter weather, and wildfire. A protracted power outage quickly impacts other life-critical infrastructures, such as water, communications, and transportation. Challenges to recovery include the difficulty of “black start” operations, as well as inaccessibility to remote facilities and damage to large, difficult-to-replace components such as transmission transformers.


We have some great presenters lined up for February. Please join us for the following seminars. Interested in chatting with the seminar presenters? Plan a visit or conference call during their visit to UIUC...please contact Tricia Duzan or Linda Steinberg for details. 


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
CIRI | CREDC Special Seminar
NCSA 1030 | UIUC | Live Stream
Grace Gao, University of Illinois


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
TBD: Galen Rasche, EPRI
NCSA 1030 | UIUC | Live Stream
Galen Rasche, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)



Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
TBD: Salam Bani-Ahmed, Eaton
NCSA 1030 | UIUC | Live Stream
Salam Bani-Ahmed, Eaton

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 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


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.



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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