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Educating the Next Generation on the Challenges of Securing Critical Infrastructure

July 14, 2021, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

For the Zoom link, register at the Cerias seminar page


Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure such as power plants, dams, and chemical facilities are increasing in both intensity and sophistication, with attackers actively exploiting the cultural divide between the engineers who design and run these facilities and the cybersecurity people who protect them. At Rose-Hulman, we are building a multidisciplinary Critical Infrastructure Laboratory to bring these groups together with the goal of educating the next generation on the difficulties of designing and securing facilities vital to our national and economic security.


Speaker bio:

Dr. David Henthorn is an expert in biomaterials, biosensors, and polymers in medical application. His research focuses on 3D printing of biomaterials, and he is working with two fellow faculty members on a project to develop an electronic badge system to document student professional development. Dr. Henthorn also does research in the modernization of industrial control systems, including the major push to enhance the cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure