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Illinois receives funding from NSA to design trusted systems

06/27/2018 - 8:45am  

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a contract from the National Security Agency to lead an effort that will deepen the scientific understanding of the design of trusted systems.

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CREDC researchers to leverage blockchain to protect power grid supply chain

05/01/2018 - 9:15am  

Blockchain technology has served as the building block for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for a decade, enabling users to verify virtual transactions each step along the money trail. Now, researchers with the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium are using the same technology to protect the power grid.

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Rodrigo joins ITI as managing director of smart grid

04/10/2018 - 9:30am   Dilhan Rodrigo has joined the Information Trust Institute (ITI) as managing director of smart grid.

ECE student named top performer in ComEd UX Challenge

02/20/2018 - 3:00pm  

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), the largest electric utility company in Illinois, hosted a challenge for college students across the world, asking them to design a concept for an engaging website portal or app for solar customers.

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Illinois team explores how social media spreads information, affects beliefs, and even shapes events

02/13/2018 - 1:45pm  

CSL Professor Tarek Abdelzaher is leading a group of researchers studying how information propagates through social media and the effects that information has on people’s beliefs as it moves.


CREDC to develop secure, resilient cyber systems for oil and gas industry

02/08/2018 - 4:30pm   Major storms can damage not only the conventional physical elements of the oil and gas delivery systems -- such as the actual pipelines -- but also the hardware that supports the cyber systems used to control those delivery systems. The Cyber Resilience Energy Delivery Consortium is looking to create more secure and resilient cyber systems for the oil and gas industry.
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Illinois launches major cybersecurity initiative in Singapore

01/11/2018 - 4:30pm   The new initiative, funded by the National Reseach Foundation, will work to make information systems both trustworthy and secure.
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IEEE Computer Society selects Nicol as editor-in-chief

01/10/2018 - 9:15am   The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) Board of Governors has confirmed incoming editors in chief of their publications, including Professor David M. Nicol who will oversee IEEE Security & Privacy, the most widely read journal on security and privacy in computing.
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Hahn builds tools to monitor the security and understand the vulnerability of the power grid

11/27/2017 - 7:15pm   CREDC researcher Adam Hahn develops innovative methods to understand power grid vulnerabilities and bolster system security.
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GridEx IV pushes grid past 'breaking point'

11/27/2017 - 8:45am   Tim Yardley participated in GridEx security exercise that simulates cyber and physical threats on the bulk power system.
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Bhamidipati recognized for developing method to locate attackers of the power grid

11/16/2017 - 10:30am   CSL researchers Sriramya Bhamidipati and Grace Gao developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals, earning them a Best Presentation Award at the 2017 ION GNSS+ conference.
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Discover Magazine questions modern society's resilience

11/14/2017 - 9:15am   Discover magazine recently examined the potential resiliency of modern society through a historical, archeological lens. ITI Director David Nicol weighs in.

New curriculum will equip students when faced with ethical dilemmas in cybersecurity

11/02/2017 - 7:00am   University of Illinois researchers are working to develop an academic curriculum focused specifically on cybersecurity ethics, with the goal of helping students to think through ethical challenges inherent in cybersecurity while they are developing technological skills.

Krishna recognized as a 2018 Siebel Scholar

10/31/2017 - 7:39am   ITI and ECE graduate student Varun Badrinath Krishna's work at the intersection of machine learning, computer security, and energy systems has earned him a spot in the Siebel Scholars Class of 2018.

Illinois researchers advance security of real-time embedded systems

10/25/2017 - 3:11am   University of Illinois researcher Sibin Mohan is working to create more secure and resilient real-time embedded systems through a three-year, $500,000 grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

Illinois researchers to develop more secure containers for computing environments

10/09/2017 - 7:20am   ITI's Sibin Mohan is working on a $6.1 million ONR grant to improve the software security, manageability, and performance of systems through "deboating" containers, a light-weight variant of a virtual machine.

New software tool to help manufacturing companies meet complex cyber security standards

08/08/2017 - 9:26am   The Illinois tool, called The Dashboard, is a web-accessible software package that simplifies the process of implementing the new DFARS provisions while simultaneously meeting the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) standard.

Illinois team receives $900,000 grant to build cyber security defenses for renewable energy sources

06/09/2017 - 9:34am   Researchers, led by Research Assistant Professor Sibin Mohan, aim to strengthen green energy sources against cyberattacks.

ITI names Hanna Richmond as Associate Director for Administration

05/30/2017 - 3:46am   Richmond will be responsible for overseeing ITI's budget, serving as a liaison with sponsors and other stakeholders, promoting industry collaborations, and representing ITI on various campus committees.