CSC News

May 21, 2008

Liu Receives Award to Attend Cyber Security Summer Program

Congratulations to NC State computer science doctoral student, Yao Liu, who has been chosen to receive a scholarship to attend the Cyber Security for Process Control Systems Summer School at the Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva, Wis.

The summer program is intended for graduate students who wish to contextualize their research with an understanding of real-world control system security problems and to gain perspective on current research activities in the field. For one week, Liu will be offered top academic, industrial and government researchers as instructors through this program.

Liu will engage in course content that will include topics in the area of cyber security for process control systems that engage industry, research labs and academia on issues on concern in the present, as well as the future. These topics include an overview of threats, background in both control systems and cyber security, current approaches for protecting control systems and research problems and vision. The program includes an informal work-in-progress session in which participants will give short presentations on recent results, work in progress and other topics of interest to the cyber security for process control community.

The Cyber Security for Process Control Systems summer school is organized by the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois to complement the activities of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid project funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security. Supported through the NSF and DOE, the scholarship will cover Liu’s cost of lodging.

To learn more about the Cyber Security for Process Control Systems Summer School program, please click here.


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