CRI Laboratory Information

The four CRI Cyber Labs are the laboratories we use to support safe and scientifically valid research, experimentation, collaboration, and learning.

Cybersecurity Networking

Our Cybersecurity Networking Laboratory is a safe place to explore the limits of cyberspace without harming others. It operates in a custom secure infrastructure designed to allow almost anything to happen internally without having a negative effect on the outside world. Remote access is supported for global research and experimentation. The basic requirements for scientific experiments are supported, including repeatability and control of variables in the environment. Virtualization is used to support flexible usage and resource efficiency. This laboratory currently operates at two locations and will soon expand across several continents to provide improved presence and capabilities worldwide.


Our Emanations Laboratory uses sound, light, and radio frequencies to exchange information, experiment on signaling and interference, and test the limits of communications, interception, and interference. Because of its special physical characteristics and the potential for both emissions and receptions over free space, this laboratory is housed in a special physical containment area that allows it to operate safely and free from harmful interference.

Knowledge Sharing

Our Knowledge Sharing Laboratory supports the information sharing mission of the ISACs and provides a rich environment for supporting and exploring the limits of collaboration. It currently has incoming information feeds from a variety of information sharing organizations, supports multiple platforms for exploring and analyzing that information, and houses a developing trusted repository also associated with other Institute projects.

Web Services

Our Web Services Laboratory is the external interface to the Cyber Labs. It supports teaching and experimentation and acts as an access portal to our other Cyber Labs. Developing applications include collaboration environments, artificial intelligence environments, chat environments, gaming and game building environments, portals, and special project environments.