Grants

I have been involved in several grants from a variety of sources. Selective grants are listed below:

Diversity-by-design Quantifying vulnerability similarity of Interconnected Networks

Investigator: Tingting Li (PI) and Pete Burnap
Timeline: 2021-2022
Project value (funder): £142K (GCHQ/NCSC)

The Diversity-by-design project is funded by NCSC as one of the RITICS projects. Diversity-based approaches have been studied as an effective strategy to enhance the security and resilience of complex systems. The project aims to quantify the system diversity by identifying similarly vulnerable structures of components in interconnected systems. It mainly uses Graph Neural Networks (GNN) and other machine learning techniques to convert network graph data into vector representation and search for similarly vulnerable structures. We can then effectively evaluate human-input diversification strategies prior to actual deployment. The proposed work also provides an effective way to represent the CNI and other interconnected systems with the focus of identifying similarly vulnerable points of a system, which is able to provide insights into the resilience of the dependencies against replicated attacks and avoiding cascading failure.