Sharif's team to contribute to cybersecurity effort

Sharif's team to contribute to cybersecurity effort

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Hamid Sharif, professor of electrical and computer engineering
Hamid Sharif, professor of electrical and computer engineering

A Nebraska Engineering research team, led by Hamid Sharif, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will take part in a new cybersecurity defense project facilitated by the university system's National Strategic Research Institute.

The Nebraska team will join researchers from Iowa State University and the cybersecurity industry to collaborate on the defense work that includes data collection and analysis of threats and vulnerabilities of Industrial Control System (ICS) devices, which can control operations such as opening and closing valves and breakers, collect data from sensor systems and monitor alarm conditions.