Nebraska researchers are helping to investigate potential security challenges in cyber-physical systems that support operations, telecommunications and information technology systems. Facilitated by the university’s National Strategic Research Institute, the cybersecurity defense project unites the Nebraska team with Iowa State University researchers and cybersecurity industry experts. They will explore strategies for reducing and mitigating attacks on these systems. Hamid Sharif, Charles J. Vranek Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, leads the Nebraska team that will collect data and analyze threats and vulnerabilities to industrial control system devices that control operations such as the opening and closing of valves and breakers, collecting sensor system data and monitoring alarm conditions. NSRI is one of 13 University Affiliated Research Centers in the U.S.
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