Dr. Erica M. Mitchell is the Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Research Group leader at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, and an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. She has worked for the Department of Defense in various capacities from junior communications manager to project lead on two DoD-wide programs, one implementing two-factor authentication and another developing and implementing host mitigations. Her primary research project at the Army Cyber Institute is the Jack Voltaic research series, focused on public-private partnerships and inter-dependencies in critical infrastructure protection and resilience. Additionally, she studies human factors in Internet of Things security intentions. She has a PhD in Information Science and Technology and Master of Science in Information Management from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science in American Legal Systems from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She maintains the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Security+ certifications.
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Cyberphysical security challenges intersecting the Internet and the electricity grid – and therefore, all critical infrastructures – require multi-stakeholder public-private partnerships across the nation to protect against known clear and present dangers. Cyberphysical infrastructure testbeds must engage industry and the research community, address legacy complex system vulnerabilities, and integrate and test smart grid and mobility novel and known best practices.