LLNL’s Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience Program

Presented By:
Jovana Helms, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Date and Location:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1205 W. Clark St.,Room 1030 Urbana, IL 61801
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Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience Program focuses on enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems and networks to cyber, physical and environmental hazards; and enabling their reliable and sustainable design and operation now and into the future. Civilian Cybersecurity is one of four areas in Cyber and Infrastructure resilience program working to enhance the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems and networks to cyber hazards. This program works closely with LLNL’s national security cyber program to bring a detailed understanding of the threat and full scope of the cyber challenges, and leverages our operational cyber security program, which helps to ensure operational relevance and provides a testbed for R&D capabilities.  In this talk we will give a brief overview of the Cyber and Infrastructure Program and then focus on Civilian Cybersecurity area. The core capabilities of Civilian Cybersecurity program include high-fidelity modeling and simulation of cyber-physical systems, machine learning and data analytics for threat detection and response, automated software assurance, network characterization and security, collaborative autonomy for cyber systems resilience and cyber risk and resilience. We will highlight projects in each of the core capabilities with specific focus on DOE funded projects.


Dr. Jovana Helms is currently an Associate Program Leader for Civilian Cybersecurity at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In this role she is responsible for managing project portfolio focusing on enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems and networks to cyber hazards in support of Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and State of California as well as utility partners. She has previously been the Acting Associate Program Leader for Civilian Cybersecurity. She has also served as the Principal Investigator for projects exploring cybersecurity of infrastructure systems at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining LLNL in 2016, Jovana spent nearly five years at Sandia National Laboratories’ California site in the Systems Analysis Department. At Sandia, Jovana led a variety of projects ranging from understanding cyber-related supply chain risk for the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate to developing tools to assist in the response to hurricanes for the National Hurricane Program within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jovana received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Her thesis work focused on problems in the area of wireless communications and signal processing. She also holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade.

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About the CREDC Seminar Series:

This seminar series is presented by the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), a multi-university research effort. CREDC, a successor to the earlier TCIPG Project, was founded in 2016 with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is housed in the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.