Dr. Ryan Hruska

  • Chief Scientist - Infrastructure Dependency Analysis,
  • Idaho National Laboratory, USA

Ryan Hruska is the Infrastructure Dependency Analysis Chief Scientist within the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Division at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). He has over 20 years of experience developing innovative technology solutions for the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Defense (DOD). His current research includes leading the development of the All-Hazards Analysis (AHA) Framework and Essential Function Analysis Capability (EFAC) for mission assurance modelling. The AHA approach focuses on innovative ways to leverage knowledge graphs, machine learning, data analysis techniques, modelling, and simulation to evaluate the risk and resilience of engineered infrastructure systems through scalable cyber-physical interdependency analysis.


  • CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

    It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the CI community build situational awareness to mitigate the cascading effect across infrastructures.