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News
Walt Magnussen shaking hands with a member of the house of representatives. 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

In the last two decades, mobile communications has expanded to include text, video, and a myriad of other applications. It makes sense that emergency communications systems such as the nationwide 911 systems are expanding to adopt the same technologies. As these Next-Generation 911 )NG911) systems are developed and deployed, it is critical that all of the components from various vendors are interoperable with one another. CIRI has been chosen by DHS to lead this effort by building the framework for testing the interoperability of NG911 components and systems. Read more

 
 
 
Screenshot of the tool. 
 
 
Kim Gudeman, CSL

Jason Jaskolka has developed a tool that helps identify and mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities by “reading between the lines” and searching for implicit interactions between components of a system. Implicit interactions are interaction that were not intended by the designers and architects and are unknown to owners and operators of operational systems. Jaskolka recently worked with the City of Ottawa (Ca.) Wastewater department to test the tool on a real-world system. Read more

 
 
 
Shenlgi Yuan (left) and Tooba Hashmi 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Every summer, CIRI welcomes like-minded research teams to campus to collaborate through the DHS Summer Research Team Program. While this year’s experience will be virtual, two researchers from the University of Houston-Downtown will be joining forces with the CIRI team to research network security and reliability. Read more

Watch the webinar presentation about the team's summer of research here.

 
 
 
An engine in a Rolls Royce factory. 
 
 
Kim Gudeman, CSL

In collaboration with the Illinois Business Consulting, CIRI has launched a survey to help us better understand the cybersecurity posture of companies that are part of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). Read more

 
 
 
A remote bridge. 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Often included in stories involving castles, moats, and knights on horseback, drawbridges are still used in modern day society. Due to their place in medieval lore, this style of bridge isn’t often top-of-mind when thinking about high-tech transportation solutions. CIRI is working to bring drawbridges safely into the cyber world by developing a cybersecurity framework to help remote bridge operators transition from manual operation to remote operation. Read more

 
 
 
Research video series

CIRI is advancing research in areas that are strategically important to the nation’s security. We've produced a number of videos that showcase our work in these areas, which were released this summer on our website and social media channels.

Mobile Projects
A screenshot from the CIRI mobile projects video.
 
 
 
 
Interdependencies
A screenshot from the CIRI Interdependencies video
 
 
 
 
HADR
A screenshot from the HADR video.
 
 
 
 
Supply Chain
A screenshot from the CIRI Supply Chain video
 
 
 
Upcoming events

2020 Maritime Risk Symposium
Held virtually October 26-30, this event hosted by CIRI will, through presentations, panels and open forums, focus on the attributes of resilience to adversarial events of national significance in the maritime domain, using our experience with COVID-19 as a driver for the discussion. The objective is less about the specific impacts COVID-19 had and is having, and more on how that event informs us on resiliency for future global upsets, in terms of what works, what gaps have been exposed, and what research questions ought to be studied as a first step towards enhancing Maritime Resilience. More information can be found here.

 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 

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