CCALS Partner Initiatives

Cyber Risk & Resilience


  • Problem: Ensure the trust and security of embedded hardware and components in cyber-physical, IoT, and logistics systems
  • Interest: Security and trust is critical to aviation, automotive, transportation, healthcare, financial services, defense, maritime and other industries
  • Benefit: Cyber security expertise, workforce development, state support


  • Jim Lambert (UVA)
  • Tom Roper (VCU)
  • Mike Robinson (ODU)
  • Joseph Shelton (VSU)

Technical Objectives/Approach

  • Review current cyber-physical, IoT, and logistics systems for vulnerabilities and weaknesses
  • Collaboratively develop risk register to minimize exposure to malicious attacks
  • Perform resilience analysis to facilitate recovery and protection of critical systems
  • Train next generation of university students

Project Impact/Takeaway

  • Provide protection against malicious attacks
  • Provide well-trained students
  • Partner to develop company-specific risk register and identification of effective countermeasures


ODU Professor Awarded CCI Project Grant

ODU Professor Awarded CCI Project Grant

Sachin Shetty, who holds dual appointments as executive director of the Center for Secure & Intelligent Critical Systems at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) and associate professor in the Department of Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering, was awarded a grant to develop student experiential learning programs at the Port of Virginia …

CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

Longtime CCALS partner University of Virginia is a key member of this important initiative.

Last week U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) submitted to the House Rules Committee an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help bolster cyber security efforts nationwide.

UVA Engineering Joins New Center Seeking to Protect Connecting Systems

UVA Engineering Joins New Center Seeking to Protect Connecting Systems

The University of Virginia School of Engineering is a founding partner of a new national research center that is addressing these urgent challenges. The Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust, known as CHEST, earned a prestigious designation as a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center as of Oct. 1

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