Dr. Anura Jayasumana is a Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Colorado State University. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (2014-17) and is currently an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, and B.Sc. in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering with First Class Honors from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His current research interests include Internet of Things, detection of distributed patterns in networks, and mining of network-based data. He has served as a consultant to numerous companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, ACM and IEEE.
Critical Infrastructure Protection is one of the HDIAC’s eight technical focus areas. This SOAR reviews the current state of emerging technologies and methodologies relating to the protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security. The report takes a look at the evolution of our critical infrastructure protective measures, the physical and cyber threats to our critical infrastructure, and the role government has in working with the owners of the largely privately-owned infrastructure assets.