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Upcoming Talks

Martha Pollack 

Martha Pollack
AI: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building

Cyrus Farivar 

Cyrus Farivar
50 Years of Surveillance Law in America
Monday, April 29, 2019
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth
5:00 p.m.


Past Talks

Sarit Kraus

Dr. Sarit Kraus
Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University
Attention Based Fraud Detection of Online Banking Transactions
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Haldeman Center 041
4:00 PM

Amro Farid Professor Amro Farid
Associate Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Hetero-functional Graph Theory for Interdependent Smart City Infrastructures
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Life Sciences Center 201
5:00 PM
Meredith Patterson

Meredith Patterson
Co-originator of the Language-theoretic Approach to Computer Security
Computational Linguistics & Computer Security
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kemeny Hall 108

Samantha Ravich

Samantha Ravich
Deputy Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Why America’s Private Sector is now on
the Front Lines of an Emerging Battlefield
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Room)

William Regli, Ph.D

William Regli, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Systems Research at the Clark School of Engineering, 
Professor of Computer Science at the 
University of Maryland at College Park
A New Type of Thinking
Friday, June 22, 2018
Life Sciences Center 105
11:00 AM

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Dr. Gautam Shroff
Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Head of Research at Tata Consultancy Services 
Enterprise AI for Business 4.0: from Automation to Amplification
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
3:30 PM

John Dickerson UMD

John P Dickerson
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Using Optimization to Balance Fairness and Efficiency in Kidney Exchange
Monday,  May 21, 2018
Kemeny Hall 008
3:30 PM

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 14, 2017
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 8, 2017
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 31, 2017
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 31, 2017
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

Russian Bear

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine
Thursday 6 April 2017, Oopik Auditorium 5:30 PM
Video of Roman's and Oleksii's presentations


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Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA


ISTS hosts a speaker series, conferences, and other events to address challenges and solutions related to information technology security and privacy and how it affects society. ISTS also supports and participates in collaborative events to share new knowledge and to advance research and development.

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Upcoming Events

Speakers, Conferences and Other Events

The Institute invites experts from around the world to present public lectures on topics related to cyber security, cyber trust and privacy, as well as on the analysis of the economic and public policy impact of cyber and infrastructure vulnerabilities. These talks promote understanding, collaboration and dissemination of knowledge among researchers, and expose the larger community to the issues, challenges and solutions being examined and tested.

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 The Institute for Security, Technology and Society (ISTS) offers summer workshops for high school students in cybersecurity and privacy. The program focuses on issues of security such as: cryptography, digital forensics, privacy, and security awareness. For 2018, we anticipate offering both an introductory and an advanced course. Stay tuned form more information by bookmarking the following link and checking back often.



Videos of Events

Fostering Campus-wide Involvement

While speakers are at ISTS and on campus, every effort will be made to create opportunities for interested students, faculty, and researchers to meet and/or converse with invited guests regarding their areas of expertise. Additional plans include the possibility of adding panel discussions, roundtables, or point-counterpoint sessions to the speaker series format.

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Past Events and Speakers for 2015-2017

May 11, 2017

Dickie George, Johns Hopkins University

Espionage and Intelligence

May 4, 2017

Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College

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

May 2, 2017

Ben Miller, Dragos, Inc.

Pandora's Power Grid - What Can State Attacks Do And What Would Be The Impact

April 27, 2017

Dan Wallach, Rice University

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

April 6, 2017

Oleksii Yasynsk, Head of Research for Information Security Partners (ISSP) in Ukraine
Roman Sologub,
General Manager IISP Ukraine
Oleg Derevianko,
Chairman, ISSP Group
Oleksii Baranovskiy, Dean of Kyiv Cyber Academy

A Nation Under Attack: Advanced Cyber-Attacks in Ukraine

Russian bear

February 21, 2017

Professor Sean Smith, Director of the ISTS and Bill Nisen, Associate Director
"The Internet of Risky Things" at the School House residential cluster

 Dan Tentler

Tuesday May 17, 2016

David Safford,
GE Global Research

Hardware Based Security for GE's Industrial Control Systems

David Safford

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Craig Smith, OpenGarages

You Don't Own Your Car

 Craig Smith

April 23, 2015

Harold Thimbleby,
Swansea University

The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers

Harold Thimbleby

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Dan Tentler,
The Phobos Group

"It's Fine," They Said. "Just Ship It," They Said.


Co-sponsored by the Computer Science Colloquium

Tuesday March 29, 2016
Katie Moussouris
The Internet of Vulnerable Things - How to Build the Muscles to Respond to Vulnerability Reports

Katie Moussouris

Co-sponsored by the Computer Science Colloquium

Tuesday June 2, 2015
Scout Sinclair Brody D'13 Ph.D.
Simply Secure
Open-Sourcing Usable Security

Scout Sinclair

Co-sponsored by the Computer Science Colloquium

Tuesday May 12, 2015
Mary Ellen Zurko
User-Centered Security: From Grand Challenge to Technology Transfer

Mary Ellen Zurko

Wednesday May 6, 2015
Susan Coller-Monarez
Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs
Executive Office of the President
Science Innovation and National Security

Susan Coller-Monarez

Co-sponsored by the Computer Science Colloquium, the Department of Biomedical Data Science, and the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

Thursday April 23, 2015
Harold Thimbleby
Swansea University
The Best Way to Improve Healthcare is to Improve Computers

Harold Thimbleby

Co-sponsored by the Computer Science Colloquium

Tuesday March 31, 2015
Craig Shue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Managing User-Level Compromises in Enterprise Network

Craig Shue

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