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Past Talks

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5th
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28th
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14th
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

Rand Beers

Rand Beers ('64)
Big Data, the Internet, and Social Media:  The Road to the November 2016 Election
Wednesday, November 8th
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
4:30 PM 

Fright Night Imge

Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
S
udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
Space is Limited 

Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo 
Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote Defense
Tuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

Professor Dan Wallach
Rice University
Thursday April 27, 2017
Carson L01, 5:00 PM

Ben Miller Dragos

Pandora's Power Grid - What Can State Attacks Do and What Would be the Impact?

Ben Miller
Chief Threat Officer, Dragos, Inc.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Kemeny 007, 4:30 PM
Brendan Nyhan

 

 

 

Factual Echo Chambers? Fact-checking and Fake News in Election 2016.

Professor Brendan Nyhan
Dartmouth College
Thursday May 4, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dickie George

 

Espionage and Intelligence

Professor Dickie George
Johns Hopkins University
Thursday May 11, 2017
Rocky 001, 5:00 PM

Dan Wallach

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine

Ukrainian Cybersecurity Researchers
Thursday April 6, 2017
Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM

ISTS Information Pamphlet


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Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
info.ists@dartmouth.edu

The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society is dedicated to pursuing research and education to advance information security and privacy throughout society.


Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope 

Testimony by Professor William Sanders, UIUC, before United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology


Dr. Bratus

ISTS Research Scientist, Dr. Sergey Bratus, Discusses Safe Email in a Recent Article Published in The Conversation. 

https://theconversation.com/the-only-safe-email-is-text-only-email-81434

 


  

 

WiSyS Logo5th Annual Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference
to be held March 23-24, 2018 in Chicago

The WiCyS initiative was launched in 2013 with support from a National Science Foundation grant, and with support from various industry, government and academic partners, WiCyS has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. Read more about the conference here: https://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/

Chris InglisChris Inglis: CYBER WARFARE & CYBER DEFENSE

Former National Security Agency Deputy Director Chris Inglis's July 20th presentation on Cyber Warfare and Cyber Defense is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qslCY9Xlf78

 

 

 

GenCyber 2017 Kids -  Thumbs Up!Celebrating a Successful GenCyber Summer High School Cybersecurity Program

Friday, July 14th was the final day and wrap up of our 2017 ISTS GenCyber Summer High School Cybersecurity Program.  The week-long program, held on the campus of Dartmouth College, included 24 exceptionally qualified high school students from the local area and across the country. Read more about the ISTS Dartmouth program here.

 

 

 

V.S. SubrahmanianV.S. Subrahmanian Named Inaugural Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, & Society

V.S. Subrahmanian—whose work in data science and cybersecurity has been used to accurately forecast the behavior of terrorist networks, detect bots on social media platforms, prevent rhinoceros poaching, and much more—has been named the inaugural Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society, beginning Aug. 1. The complete article can be found here: https://news.dartmouth.edu/news/2017/07/world-renowned-expert-appointed-cybersecurity-cluster

ISTS Research Scientist Comments on ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Attacks

Professor Sergey Bratus gave a lengthy interview to the Concord Monitor about the recent wave of ransomware attacks that started on Friday the 12th of May. While these attacks indiscriminately targeted non-updated MS-Windows systems, hospitals, particularly in Britain seemed to bear the brunt of the malfeasance. Professor Bratus noted, “Ransomware in hospitals is already routine. Perhaps for this particular outbreak, the novelty is in how many organizations were targeted at the same time. But when you are putting computer systems in hospitals, often without appropriate risk analysis, you’ve created a victim population – and a victim population will draw attackers.”

 The compete interview and article can be found here - http://www.concordmonitor.com/ransomware-response-dartmouth-9882188

ISTS Professors featured in Medium - "In Defense of Offensive Hacking Tools"

Eireann Leverett's Medium article "In Defense of Offensive Hacking Tools" references extensively the work done by ISTS Research Scientist, Sergey Bratus, and ISTS Director Sean Smith. Links to recent writing by both Bratus and Smith are to be found in the linked items within the article. 

LangSec Highlighted in Dr. Dan Geer’s Keynote at Source Boston

Dr. Dan Geer, Chief Information Security Officer for In-Q-Tel, recently cited the work done by Professor Sergey Bratus, ISTS Research Scientist, as a harbinger of the work that needs to be done to increase the security and trustworthiness of digital systems.

Dr. Geer was speaking at the April 2017 Source conference in Boston. A transcript of his remarks can be found here - http://geer.tinho.net/geer.source.27iv17.txt.

ISTS Director voices concerns about the Internet of Things in USA Today

Professor Sean Smith, Director of the ISTS, reacting to the recent revelation by WikiLeaks of widespread hacking by the CIA, recently told USA Today, “…many of the same security vulnerabilities exploited in phones, TVs and computers outlined by WikiLeaks apply to IoT devices.”

Smith goes on to say, “If the CIA is working on breaking into phones like other hackers, you can bet it’s working on other devices, just like hackers.”

To read more of Professor Smith’s reaction to the WikiLeaks story see -- http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/03/11/world-wide-webs-inventor-warns-s-peril/99005906/

New Book from the Director of the ISTS

The Internet of Risky Things: Trusting Devices That Surround Us by Professor Sean Smith, Director of the ISTS, has been published recently by O’Reilly (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920052784.do) and is available from Amazon as well. Here is a brief description of what you will find in Sean’s book courtesy of O’Reilly–

By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of millions of computational devices intimately connected to real-world aspects of human life. In this insightful book, Professor Sean Smith, who worked in information security long before the web appeared, explains that if we build the IoT the way we built the current internet and other information technology initiatives, we’re headed for trouble.

With a focus on concrete solutions, The Internet of Risky Things explains how we can avoid simple flaws that have plagued several dramatic IT advances in recent decades. Developers, engineers, industrial designers, makers, and researchers will explore "design patterns of insecurities" and learn what’s required to route around or fix them in the nascent IoT.

  • Examine bugs that plague large-scale systems, including integer overflow, race conditions, and memory corruption
  • Look at successful and disastrous examples of previous quantum leaps in health IT, the smart grid, and autonomous vehicles
  • Explore patterns in coding, authentication, and cryptography that led to insecurity
  • Learn how blunders that led to spectacular IT disasters could have been avoided

Associate or Full Professorship in Cybersecurity

The Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the level of associate or full professor. We seek candidates who will be excellent researchers and teachers in the broad range of areas related to cybersecurity. This position is the first of three hires that the College anticipates making in the area of cyber-security (see related story below). We particularly seek candidates who will help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects within Computer Science and beyond, including Dartmouth researchers from other Arts & Sciences departments, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.

Cybersecurity in the Spotlight - Winter Computer Science Colloquium Series

With interest in cybersecurity at an all-time high, Dartmouth's Computer Science Department has launched its winter colloquium series spotlighting cybersecurity. Over the course of the winter term, six cybersecurity experts will address topics ranging from the inadequacy of passwords to the difficulty in securing mobile devices. Here is a list of the presenters:

17 January - Cormac Herley, Microsoft Research

24 January - Vir Phoha, "Spoof-Resistant Authentication...", Syracuse University

26 January - Li Xiong, "Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing...", Emory University

31 January - Nan Zhang, "Privacy & Security Implications of Web Data..."George Washington University

23 February - V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland

2 March - Somesh Jha, University of Wisconsin - Madison

All presentations will take place in Kemeny 007 with refreshments available from 4:15 PM. For more information about this series, please visit the Computer Sciences Department's website.

Highlighted Research Initiatives

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Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW). This NSF-funded, Frontier-level project tackles many of the fundamental research challenges necessary to provide trustworthy information systems for health and wellness, as sensitive information and health-related tasks are increasingly pushed into mobile devices and cloud-based services. THaW is developing methods to authenticate clinical staff to tablet computers in a continuous and unobtrusive way, and to provide patients a usable way to control the information that mobile sensors collect about them.

Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG). As noted on the TCIPG website, "Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, the University of California at Davis, and Washington State University are together addressing the challenge of how to protect the nation's power grid by significantly improving the way the power grid infrastructure is built, making it more secure, reliable, and safe." This project is funded by the Department of Energy.

Highlighted Education Initiatives

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Professor Locasto works with SISMAT students
Photo by Nick Gannon '15

Secure Information Systems Mentoring and Training (SISMAT). ISTS ran the SISMAT program for the sixth time this summer. The program aims to meet regional and national needs through a program of mentoring and training in cybersecurity.

ISTS - Neukom Internship Grants. ISTS and the Neukom Institute collaborate to offer leave-term funding each term to support an undergraduate, or graduate student, in pursuing an unpaid internship with a non-profit. 

Video Highlights ISTS Mission

A video released by Dartmouth provides an overview of the cutting edge research and education and outreach efforts at the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS). These efforts are designed to address the most critical issues affecting information security and privacy and the societal impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in an increasingly networked world.  

Images of Past Events

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Videos of Past Events

Last Updated: 11/7/17