Overview

The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) is excited to present the 2017 Summer School program to be held June 12-16, 2017! Our opening reception will be on Sunday, June 11.

We invite energy utility and industry professionals, academic and industry researchers, and college students to attend and explore the nexus between energy delivery systems, cybersecurity, and resilience. This event also offers participants an opportunity to network with peers, learn about ongoing research & development efforts in academia and industry, and start collaborative research initiatives.

Our summer school program is an intensive, engaging, and value-packed week of topics and integrated learning activities focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. The core program emphasizes basic of security and resiliency for cyber infrastructure in energy delivery systems. Advanced sessions will provide a detailed walk-through on past, real attacks against critical EDS, hands-on sessions on how to protect against ICS malware, panel discussions on EDS resilience, and state-of-the-art research results presented by academic and industry practitioners on the resilience of electricity and oil and gas infrastructures. Sessions will offer complementary hands-on training exercises. Program plans include complementary hands-on training exercises, lightning talks (proposal deadline May 15), networking socials, a poster session (proposal deadline May 15), a job/information fair, and extended labs and learning opportunities.

The summer school complements research and other activities at CREDC, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Energy Delivery and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. The CREDC summer school builds on previous summer school programs offered by the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project which was also funded by DOE-OE and DHS S&T.

Credit for Professional Development or Continuing Education:  Summer school participants may qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU). The University of Illinois Office of Continuing Education offers .1 PDH and 1 CEU and for every 10 hours of participation in educational activities.

Questions? Contact Cheri Soliday at csoliday@illinois.edu or Amy Clay-Moore at amyclay@illinois.edu. If you are not on our email list, please consider joining! You may do so by sending your request to Amy or Cheri.


About CREDC: The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) is a five-year, $28.1 million research and development initiative that is funded by the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security. Research is focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. Consortium partners include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, Arizona State University, Dartmouth College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Rutgers University, Tennessee State University, the University of Houston, and Washington State University. CREDC builds on the success of the preceding Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) consortium. For more information about CREDC, visit http://cred-c.org.