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CIRI Symposium attracts thought leaders, exhibits outputs-oriented research

| Ashley Albrecht, CIRI

Earlier this month, the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute held its annual meeting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The event, titled the CIRI Symposium on Resilience of Critical Infrastructures, drew nearly 100 participants from academia, government, and the private sector to hear about CIRI projects, to discuss pressing critical infrastructure challenges, and to explore new opportunities to collaborate.

Kryptowire, CIRI win DHS Bang for the Buck Award


Kryptowire and the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) are the recipients of the 2019 “Bang for the Buck Award” from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T). The award, given to S&T-funded efforts that have made a large impact for a relatively small budget, was presented March 19 at the 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., recognized Kryptowire and CIRI’s cybersecurity and public safety research. 

CIRI researcher seeking testbed for cybersecurity assurance framework


During the summer of 2015, a Jeep Cherokee SUV fell victim to hackers who exposed the existence of implicit interactions between the vehicle’s infotainment system and its transmission controls. This event served as the inspiration for CIRI researcher Jason Jaskolka to begin exploring these implicit interactions and why they can exist in large and complex systems.