Biennial Review

CIRI Biennial Review

June 10-11, 2020
All times are listed in ET.

Wednesday, June 10  
9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Matt Coats, Director, Office of University Programs, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
 9:05 am

CIRI Introduction
David Nicol, Director, CIRI and the Information Trust Institute, and Franklin W. Woeltge Professor

Research Projects Presentations: 20 minutes presentation/20 minutes questions and answers
9:20 am
EMP Risk Assessment and Mitigation Prioritization
Glen Salo, Synclesis, Inc.
10:00 am

Protecting the Nation’s 911 System from Cyber Threats Present and Future
Karthik Balasubramanian, Karthik Consulting

10:40 am


10:55 am

NG 911 Interoperability Testing Program
Walt Magnussen, Texas A&M University

11:35 am

Characterizing End-to-End Risk of the Telecommunications Supply Chain
Iris Tien, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:15 pm

Lunch Break

Technology Transition Projects Presentations: 20 minutes/20 minutes questions and answers


1:00 pm

Cybersecurity Assurance for Critical Infrastructure (Implicit Interactions Tool)
Jason Jaskolka, Carleton University

1:40 pm

Measuring Business and Economic Resilience in Disasters (Business Resilience Calculator)
Adam Rose, University of Southern California and Noah Dormady, The Ohio State University

2:20 pm

Assessment and Measurement of Port Disruptions (Port Disruptions Tool)
Gabriel Weaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Understanding and Improving the Cybersecurity Posture of Manufacturing (Cyber Secure Dashboard)
Randy Sandone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Proposed Project

Presentation 15 minutes/ 20 minutes questions and answers

3:55 pm

Insurance Industry Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (I2 ISAO)
Randy Sandone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4:30 pm


Thursday, June 11  

9:30 am

(There will be a 15 minute break mid-morning.)

Introduction: CIRI Vision, Mission, Strategies, and Accomplishments

David Nicol, Director, Information Trust Institute and Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Legacy Projects (David Nicol)
  • Additional Current Projects (David Nicol)
  • Center Management (Randy Sandone)
  • Tech Transitions/transfers (Jose Medina Cruz)
  • Workforce development/student engagement (Andrea Whitesell)
  • Communications and outreach (Kim Gudeman)