Gregory Falco

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  • Areas of Study: CyberSecurity, Cyber/Physical Systems, Critical Infrastructure, IoT, Electric Grids, Water Networks, Transportation Systems, Network Security
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Greg is an MIT PhD Candidate working on cyber/physical system cybersecurity at CSAIL with Dr. Howard Shrobe. His research focuses on the technical, managerial and policy components of cybersecurity for urban critical infrastructure and industrial internet of things technologies. At MIT, his work is in conjunction with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT Sloan and MIT's Geospatial Data Center. He and Dr. Shrobe have received an NSF Eager Grant for their pioneering work in cyber/physical system, IIoT cybersecurity. Greg is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches classes in Computer Science, Smart Cities/Sustainability, IoT, and Big Data. Greg has worked as an executive at Accenture for many years where he co-founded their Smart Cities business. Greg is an inventor and has developed several start-up ventures. He has lectured for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, University of Tokyo, Cambridge University and presented at the opening bell of the Toronto Stock Exchange. His interests and expertise are highly interdisciplinary and he enjoys working on transformative, disruptive technologies.

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    Cybersecurity, IoT, Smart Cities, Cyber/Physical Systems, Cyber Security, SCADA, PLCs, Security, Resilience,


Conferences: *What are Cyber Cities?: Opportunities and Challenges. Presentation delivered at Cyber Endeavour 2016: The Internet of Everything and the Impact on National Security *Enterprise Energy Management. Presentation delivered at SeaAirSpace 2015 Exposition *City Resilience through Data Analytics: A Human-Centric Approach. Presentation at Cambridge University Urban Emergencies: Emergent Urbanism Conference 2015 *The Current State of Climate Resiliency in Canada. Presentation delivered at the Toronto Stock Exchange after Opening Bell *Corporations Responding to Climate Change. Presentation delivered at the 2014 Net Impact Conference *Shore Energy & Infrastructure Resiliency: Preparedness and Recovery. Presentation delivered at SeaAirSpace 2014 Exposition *Curbolution. Presentation delivered at Museum of the City of New York, Minds in the Gutter: Solutions to combined sewage overflow Publications: *Falco, G. (2015, 9) Procedia Engineering. City Resilience through Data Analytics: A Human-Centric Approach. Retrieved from: *Falco, G. Webb, W. R. (2015, 9) Procedia Engineering. Water Microgrids: The Future of Water Infrastructure Resilience. Retrieved from: *Crist, B., Falco, G. Iyalla, A. Khachkhechyan, M., Weiss, M. (2014, 12). Carbon Disclosure Project. Driving Climate Resilience Through Carbon Mitigation: CDP Canada 200 Climate Change Report 2014. Retrieved from *Falco, G., McNamara, R. (2014, 11). Accenture. Climate Resilience Goes Digital: Using digital strategies to manage risk. Retrieved from *Falco, G. (2013, 11). In Ying Hua (Chair). How to make risk mitigation sexy: Smart infrastructure’s future at the port authority of NY & NJ. Presentation delivered at Cornell University & University of Tokyo’s symposium on resilient & sustainable built environment, New York, NY. *Falco, G., Kofmehl, A., Smith, D., & Schmidt, K. (2011, 10). Microsoft. Energy-Smart Buildings: Demonstrating how information technology can cut energy use and costs of real estate portfolios. Retrieved from *Mills-Knapp, S., Bourdeau, E., Falco, G., Resler, C., Tovar, H., Zoegall, S. (2011, 5). The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Design at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Retrieved from