You are invited to attend the Seminar: Building Impactful Technologies to Support Critical Infrastructure Resiliency by Dr. Robin Berthier
When: Monday, 15 December 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 1 Fusionopolis Way Connexis South Tower, Level 17 Charles Babbage Room
Abstract: Research projects started in an academic environment can take a variety of paths to have an impact in the industrial world. This presentation illustrates technology transfer through two projects: the NP-View tool, designed to perform a comprehensive network path analysis from firewall and router configurations, and the Amilyzer tool, designed to monitor the traffic among meters and access points at the network, transport, and application layers. Both tools work to ensure that networks are running in a secure state and that their security policies are respected. The continued development of those technologies as part of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid project (TCIPG) enabled NP-View to be deployed by more than 20 energy utilities across the United States, and Amilyzer to continuously monitor an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) of more than 30,000 meters since 2012. The presentation will describe lessons learned through evaluations of the tool in production environments and through interactions with end users. A key emphasis will be made on how the development roadmap has evolved to better address the needs of the energy industry.
Biography: Robin Berthier is transitioning from being a Research Scientist in the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to becoming the President of Network Perception, a startup incubated at the University Research Park in Champaign, Illinois. His research background includes experimental security analysis and system and network monitoring solutions. His experience transferring technologies from academia to industry started while doing his PhD at the University of Maryland through two projects: a hybrid honeypot management tool called Honeybrid, and a large-scale Netflow-processing and visualization framework called Nfsight. This experience has grown at the University of Illinois through the Amilyzer project, a specification-based intrusion detection system for advanced metering infrastructures, and the NP-View tool, a network visualization and firewall configuration analyzer designed to help electric utilities strengthen their security and better comply with critical infrastructure protection regulations.