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CIRI research employs social media to enhance disaster response

| Lizzie Roehrs, CSL

Agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Coast Guard are increasingly looking to technology to help them achieve their mission of more quickly and safely distributing humanitarian aid, conducting rescue operations, and delivering other disaster response support. To support these response agencies, CIRI researcher Jana Diesner is incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and data mining into the field of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR).

Scriyb platform integrates CIRI-based tool in cybersecurity courses

| Lizzie Roehrs

A new collaboration with Scriyb, an AI-powered training platform for cybersecurity education, is helping to extend the Dashboard to include a full suite of education and training modules and learning management tools to further improve both the process of learning about cybersecurity and workforce development for future employees.

CIRI Dashboard used to help small businesses, train future workforce

| Allie Arp

Cybersecurity is a concern for all business, which is why the government developed and published the National Institute of Science and Technologies (NIST) Cyber Security Framework. Unfortunately, meeting the NIST CSF standard is a challenge for most small businesses.

New publications help CREDC reach next generation of cybersecurity researchers

| Allie Arp

When most kids leave middle school, they have not yet decided what they want their career to be, but they have thought about what they do not want to do. CREDC is working to keep computer science and computer engineering off the latter list with a new series of STEM-related activity books geared for ages 10 and up.

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

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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. 

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