Cyber Security: Research and Development Capabilities

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Computer models like the one above of the electric grid allow us to identify weak points in networks.

Computer networks control vital business processes whether it’s an automated manufacturing process, corporate payroll or processing credit card transactions. Beyond that, the Internet era ushered in the need to maintain social media reputations. At the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering, our faculty are finding new ways to protect computer networks, manage online reputations and ensure data privacy.

Our Capabilities

Discover, analyze and visualize vulnerabilities in :

  • Smart grid
  • Complex systems
  • Wireless networks
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Online social media

Develop defense solutions through

  • Information security technology
  • Trust management solutions
  • Security Intelligence with Big Data
  • Quantitative privacy/security evaluation

Our Research

  • Smart Grid
  • Cyber Security in Digital Manufacturing
  • Trust Management
  • Data and Information Security
  • Trustworthy Social Computing
  • Trustworthy Biomedical Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Wireless Network Security and Reliability
  • Security in cognitive radio networks

Specialized Equipment & Software

  • Arc GIS/visualization tool set
  • Integrated FPGA design and simulation tool set
  • Network simulation and analysis environment
  • Proprietary Online rating analysis tool
  • PSCAD/EMTDC tool set

Specialized Laboratories

  • Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems Laboratory
  • Network Security and Trust Laboratory
  • Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center

Our Partners

  • Adaptive Methods
  • Army Research Office
  • DARPA
  • mZeal Communications
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Utilidata

The University of Rhode Island Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Center

The center brings together experts from across campus focused on securing computing systems and networks. The center supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service in forensic investigations and securing information systems. The center is a recognized national leader in providing a strong, cutting-edge, comprehensive program in both fields. Visit the center’s website.

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