Infrastructure Resilience

 

Research Areas


Building the Business Case for Infrastructure Development

Informing the Policy and Regulatory Environment

Developing New Technology and Solutions

Fostering an Educated Workforce


About Us

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel:  217-300-2206
Fax:  217-244-2705
Email:  ciri@illinois.edu
Website:  http://www.ciri.illinois.edu

CIRI Factsheet

Leadership:

David Nicol, Director and Principal Investigator
Randall Sandone, Executive Director

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Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), led and managed by the University of Illinois, conducts research and education to enhance the resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructures and the businesses and public entities that own and operate those assets and systems. The Institute explores the organizational, policy, business, and technical dimensions of critical infrastructure's dependence on cyber assets. CIRI also examines how computer hardware and software both contribute to and threaten resiliency and how industry makes decisions about cyber assets which contribute to resilience.

Center Activity

Research Theme 1: Insurance and the Business Case for Resilience

Research Theme 2: Macro and Micro Industrial Supply Chains

Research Theme 3: Infrastructure Dependencies and Interdependencies

Research Theme 4: Communication Systems

Publications

Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, and Gina Tonn, Insurance, Economic Incentives and other Policy Tools for Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Resilience: 20 Proposals for Action, Wharton Risk Center working paper, December 2016.

Jason Jaskolka and John Villasenor, Identifying Implicit Component Interactions in Distributed Cyber-physical Systems50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, HI, January 4-7, 2017.

Linan Huang, Juntao Chen, and Quanyan Zhu, A Factored MDP Approach to Optimal Mechanism Design for Resilient Large-Scale Interdependent Critical InfrastructuresWorkshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES), Pittsburgh, PA, April 21, 2017. 

Jason Jaskolka and John Villasenor, Securing Cyber-Dependent Maritime Systems and Operations, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office Technical Bulletin, Volume 12, June 2017.

Jason Jaskolka and John Villasenor, An Approach for Identifying and Analyzing Implicit Interactions in Distributed SystemsIEEE Transactions on Reliability, Volume 66, Number 2, June 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Infrastructure Interdependencies and Sea Level Rise in Coastal Areas (abstract), International World Climate Research Programme/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (WCRP/IOC) Conference 2017 Regional Sea Leval Changes and Coastal Impacts, Columbia University, New York, NY, July 10-14, 2017.

Jeffrey Czajkowski, Howard Kunreuther, and Gina Tonn, white paper, Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Infrastructure Catastrophic Risk Insurance - Transportation Infrastructure Systems, Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, July 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Implications of Combined Infrastructure Concentration and Interdependency for Extreme Event Recovery, 12th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Vienna, Austria, August 6-10, 2017.

Kaiming Fang and Guanhua Yan, LEFT: An LTE-Oriented Emulation-Instrumented Fuzzing Testbed Final Report, August 28, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, The Transit-Jobs Nexus: Insights for Transit-Oriented DevelopmentFordham Urban Law Journal, Volume XLIV, Number 4, August 2017.

Rae Zimmerman and Michael G. Dinning, Benefits and Needs for an Integrated Approach to Cyber-Physical Security for TransportationTransportation Systems Resilience: Preparation, Recovery, and Adaptation Research Circular EC226, prepared by Transportation Systems Resilience Section, Standing Committee on the Logistics of Disaster Response and Business Continuity, Standing Committee on Emergency Evacuations, Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, Transportation Research Board, November 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, The Cyber and Critical Infrastructures Nexus: Interdependencies, Dependencies and Their Impacts on Public Services, white paper, New York University Center for Cybersecurity, December 2017.

Jay P. Kesan and Carol M. Hayes, Strengthening Cybersecurity with Cyber Insurance and Better Risk Assessment, 102 Minnesota Law Review, pages 191-276, 2017.

Gina Tonn, Jeffrey Czajkowski, and Howard Kunreuther, Identifying and Reducing Barriers to Infrastructure Catastrophic Risk Insurance: Transportation Infrastructure Systems, The Wharton School Issue Brief, University of Pennsylvania, 2017.

Deepak K. Tosh, Iman Vakilinia, Sachin Shetty, Shamik Sengupta, Charles A. Kamhoua, Laurent Njilla, and Kevin Kwiat, Three Layer Game Theoretic Decision Framework for Cyber-Investment and Cyber-InsuranceInternational Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2017), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 10575, Springer, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Effective Public Service Communication Networks for Climate Change AdaptionClimate Change Adaption in North America: Experiences, Case Studies, and Best Practice, Springer, pages 241-259, 2017.

Deepak K. Tosh, Sachin Shetty, Shamik Sengupta, Jay P. Kesan, Charles A. Kamhoua, Risk Management Using Cyber-Threat Information Sharing and Cyber-Insurance, Game Theory for Networks, (GameNets 2017), Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Volume 212, Springer, 2017.

Bradley Huffaker, Marina Fomenkov, kc Claffy, Applicability of Current "Constrained Facility Search" Mapping Methods to Intra-U.S. Interconnections, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis report, 2017. 

Sachin Shetty, Michael McShane, Linfeng Zhang, Jay P. Kesan, Charles A. Kamhoua, Kevin Kwiat, and Laurent L. Njilla, Reducing Informational Disadvantages to Improve Cyber Risk ManagementThe Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, 2018.

L. Huang, J. Chen and Q. Zhu, Factored Markov Game Theory for Secure and Resilient Infrastructure NetworksGame Theory for Security Risk Management, Static and Dynamic Game Theory Series, Birkhauser, 2018.

Tianqi Hong, Francisco De Leon and Quanyan Zhu, Optimal Dispatch of Electric Transmission Systems Considering Interdependencies with Natural Gas Systems, Game Theory for Security Risk Management, Static and Dynamic Theory Series, Birkhauser, 2018.

Chloe Johansen and Iris Tien, Probabilistic Multi-scale Modeling of Interdependencies between Critical Infrastructure Systems for ResilienceSustainable and Resilient Infrastructures, Volume 3, Number 1, pages 1-15, 2018.

Gina Tonn, Jay Kesan, Jeff Czajkowski, and Linfeng Zhang, Cyber Risk and Insurance for Transportation Infrastructure, Wharton Risk Center working paper 2018-02, March 2018.

Gina Tonn, Jeffrey Czajkowski, and Howard Kunreuther, Improving U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Resilience through Insurance and Incentives, Wharton Risk Center working paper 2018-03, March 2018.

Ian Sue Wing and Adam Z. Rose, Economic Consequence Analysis of Electric Power Infrastructure Disruptions: An Analytical General Equilibrium Approach, Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Frontiers in the Economics of Widespread, Long-Duration Power Interruptions, Washington, DC, March 6, 2018. 

Jonathan Eyer and Adam Rose, Electricity Reliability and Resilience: A Research Proposal, Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Frontiers in the Economics of Widespread, Long-Duration Power Interruptions, Washington, DC, March 6, 2018.

Noah Dormady, Alfredo Roa-Henriquez, and Adam Rose, Economic Resilience of the Firm: A Production Theory ApproachSocial Science Research Network, March 26, 2018. Recipient of the Robert W. Backoff award, The Ohio State University.  

Ly Dinh and Jana Diesner, Realizing the Full Potential of (Infra-)Structures for Inter-Agency Communication Before, During, and After Disasters Using the Example of APAN (All-Partners Access Network)3rd International Workshop on Social Sensing at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation 2018 (LoTDI 2018), Orlando, FL, April 17-20, 2018.

 
Presentations

Rae Zimmerman, Infrastructure System Interconnectivity Effects on Resilience, International Workshop on Modeling of Physical, Economic, and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Sterling, VA, October 19-21, 2016.

Jason Jaskolka and John Villasenor, Identifying Implicit Component Interactions in Distributed Cyber-physical Systems50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, HI, January 4-7, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Integrating Physical and Cyber Security Workforce Needs (P17-20592)Transportation Workforce Needs for Critical Infrastructure Resilience for Physical Security and Related Cyber Security Challenges, January 10, 2017.

Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Governing Resilience of Complex Systems, briefing to Australian Defence Organisation, Palo Alto, CA, January 12, 2017.

Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Innovation of Maintenance? The Creation and Evolution of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Standards, Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit VII, Hoboken, NJ, April 8, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Infrastructure Frameworks for Urban Resilience: Integrating Principles of GRAY and GREEN Infrastructure2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium, George Mason University Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA, May 10-11, 2017.

Sachin Shetty, Linfeng Zhang, Jay Kesan and David Nicol, Improving Assessment of Technology and Portfolio Risks2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium, George Mason University Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA, May 10-11, 2017.

Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, What Is Cyber Resilience?2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium, George Mason University Arlington Campus, Arlington, VA, May 10-11, 2017.

Jason Jaskolka, Cybersecurity Assurance for Critical Infrastructure18th Software Certification Consortium, Annapolis, MD, May 11, 2017.

John Villasenor, Securing the Supply Chain: A Multi-Pronged Approach, presentation to the Department of Homeland Security, June 1, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Risk Frameworks for the Simultaneous Intersection of Infrastructure Interdependencies, Infrastructure, Usage, and Extreme Events, invited webinar, Society for Risk Analysis, June 23, 2017.

Gina Tonn, Insurance and Incentives for Strengthening Critical Infrastructure ResilienceResilience Week 2017, Wilmington, DE, September 18-22, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, The Water Nexus with Multiple Infrastructures: Usage Condition and Vulnerabilities Interdependencies and ApplicationsResilience Week 2017, Wilmington, DE, September 18-22, 2017.

Jay Kesan, Analyzing Cyberincidents from a Risk Assessment Perspective, invited seminar/webinar, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Seminar/Webinar Series, Urbana, IL, September 26, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Frameworks for the Compatibility of Traditional and Green Infrastructures in Urban Contexts, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 12-15, 2017.

Matt Coats, An Intro to DHS's Role in Protecting Critical Infrastructure, invited webinar, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Seminar/Webinar Series, Urbana, IL, November 1, 2017.

Jeff Czajkowski and Gina Tonn, Improving U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Resilience through Insurance and Incentives, invited webinar, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Seminar/Webinar Series, Urbana, IL, December 6, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Risk Reduction Assessment of Innovative Solutions to Interdependent Cascading Infrastructure Failures, Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, December 10-14, 2017.

Gina Tonn, Strengthening Infrastructure Resilience Through Insurance and Economic IncentivesSociety for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, December 10-14, 2017.

Kaiming Fang and Guanhua Yan, LEFT (LTE-Oriented Emulation-Instrumented Fuzzing Testbed, tutorial, 2017.

Rae Zimmerman, Urban Infrastructure Services, Inter-American Development Bank Megacities Symposium, 2017.

Jason Jaskolka, Analyzing Implicit Interactions in CI Systems, invited webinar, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Seminar/Webinar Series, Urbana, IL, January 25, 2018.

Rae Zimmerman, New York Energy Transition in the Context of Recent Hurricanes, Workshop on Deploying Sustainable Energy during Transition: Implications of Recovery, Renewal, and Rebuilding, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS Roundtable), National Academies' Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, January 30, 2018.

Major General Richard J. Hayes, Jr., Cyber Warfare and Critical Infrastructure: Activities of the DoD and National Guard, invited seminar/webinar, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Seminar/Webinar Series, Urbana, IL, February 27, 2018.

Gabriel Weaver, Assessment and Measurement of Port Disruptions, invited seminar/webinar, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Seminar/Webinar Series, Urbana, IL, March 27, 2018.

Our work is made possible through a network of partnerships with some of the best minds and most innovative organizations from within the academic world and the private sector.

Research Partners

  • Binghamton University
  • Carleton University
  • Cornell University
  • Florida International University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Howard University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington

Industrial Partners

  • Ameren
  • American Water
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • CME Group
  • Department of Homeland Security in Springfield, Illinois
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency
  • Illinois National Guard of the State of Illinois
  • MidAmerica Energy
  • NetScout Systems
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Resilient Solutions 21
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Security Industry Association
  • Siemens Corporate Technology Center
  • Texas Tech University
  • U.S. Bank
  • US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection
  • Utilidata