Baltimore’s WBAL-TV ran a short news item on UMBC’s new partnership with Keio Research Institute (KRIS) in Japan, and Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) in the UK to investigate the use of common system simulation tools for modeling critical national infrastructure. This partnership is part of a broader international collaboration, the International Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (INCS-COE). It will also involve Hitachi, an international operator in power systems, telecommunication, railways, and other core infrastructure areas.


Because cybersecurity attacks may not be limited to national borders, this collaboration argues that defense against such attacks should not be siloed either.