CIRI Symposium on Resilience of Critical Infrastructures

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, hosted an engaging and far-reaching conversation that examined how rigorous academic research is currently addressing the critical infrastructure resilience needs of industry, communities, and federal, state, and local government agencies; factors that are driving the evolution of those needs; and what needs are most urgent in the near term.

Through presentations, panels and open forums, this symposium brought together DHS and its components, industry partners and our project researcher teams to showcase CIRI tools and technologies and enhance CIRI’s posture as a thought leader in the Critical Infrastructure space. The agenda covered CIRI’s three strategic mission areas:

  • Conducting Innovative, Outputs-oriented Research
  • Transitioning Outputs and Products to Practice/Market
  • Educating an Informed Workforce

The presentations from the 2019 CIRI Symposium can be found below: 

1. Welcome and CIRI Update 

2. One Goal - Three Missions 

3. "Digital Resilience" - Ray A. Rothrock

4. Risks from Interconnected Infrastructure

5. LEFT: LTE-Oriented Emulation-Instrumented Fuzzing Testbed

6. Dynamic Resiliency Modeling and Planning for Interdependent Critical Infrastructures

7. Assessment and Measurement of Port Disruptions 

8. Technology Transition: Vision to Action

9. Role of Business Consulting in Technology Commercialization 

10. Cyber Secure Dashboard, Cyber Insurance Portfolio Analysis of Risk (CIPAR), Cyber Insurance Legal Analytics Database (CLAD)

11. Cyber Risk Scoring and Mitigation (CRISM)

12. Measuring Business & Economic Resilience in Disasters

13. Educating the Future Workforce: A Collaborative Approach

14. Multi-Layer Cyber-Physical Supply Chain Risk Analysis for Improving the Resilience of IoT-Enabled Critical Infrastructures 

15. EMP Risk Assessment & Mitigation Prioritization 

16. Hybrid Quantum-Classical Reinforcement Learning in Controlled Quantum Networks 

17. Reliable Extraction of Emergency Response Networks from Text Data and Benchmarking with National Emergency Response Guidelines 

18. Leveraging AI for Disaster Preparedness and Response