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GenCyber 2017- ISTS - High School Summer Program at Dartmouth College

10 July - 14 July 2017 - 9am to 3pm

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Securing the e-Campus 2017 - Exact time and dates TBD

Recent Talks

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

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Professor Sean Smith, Director of the ISTS and Bill Nisen, Associate Director, spoke at the

School House residential cluster on the Internet of Risky Things  - February 21, 2017, 5:30 PM

Craig Smith




You Don't Own Your Car
Craig Smith
Tuesday May 10, 2016 
Carson L02 @4:15

David Safford


Hardware Based Security for GE's Industrial Control Systems
David Safford
GE Global Research
Tuesday May 17, 2016
Carson L02 @4:15



"It's Fine," They Said. "Just Ship It," They Said.
Dan Tentler
The Phobos Group
Tuesday April 12, 2016 
Carson L02 @4:15

Harold Thimbleby




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

Craig Shue




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



Oct news 2015


ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Science Innovation and National Security

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:15pm - Dartmouth 105
Susan Coller-Monarez
Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President
The White House


Susan Coller-Monarez
Susan Coller-Monarez

Now is a time when the rapid advancements in science and technology portend extraordinary promise to make our lives better, healthier, and more secure.  However, those same scientific and technological advancements also bring with them risks to the well-being of individuals and the population as a whole.  Almost every scientific and technological achievement today is inherently “dual-use” – offering both identifiable benefits and risks.   Policy-makers must somehow find a balance between reducing the risk posed by malicious or inappropriate use of these newfound capabilities while maximizing the potential that they hold.   In this discussion, Dr. Susan Coller Monarez will focus on key areas of science and technology, such as personal health data security and life sciences dual use research of concern.  She will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities for the U.S. government, academia, and the private sector to inform and develop appropriate national security policies for these critical areas. 


Dr. Susan Coller-Monarez is the Assistant Director for National Health Security and International Affairs in OSTP.  Her responsibilities include numerous aspects of biological threat and hazard preparedness to include pandemic influenza, dual use research of concern, emerging biological threats, intentional use of biological agents to cause harm, biosurveillance, personal health data security, and public health response strategy.  

Prior to coming to OSTP, Dr. Coller-Monarez served as the Director for Medical Preparedness Policy, White House National Security Council staff.  Prior to her White House assignments, Dr. Coller-Monarez was the Chief of the Threat Characterization and Attribution Branch within Department of Homeland Security and Biodefense Policy Advisor within the Department of Health and Human Services.   She has extensive expertise in the technical areas of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risk assessments, microbial forensics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical drug development, as well as extensive experience in domestic and international biosafety and biosecurity outreach and diplomacy.  She served on numerous advisory panels to include the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, Federal Experts Science Advisory Panel, the U.S./United Kingdom Science and Technology Advisory Group, and the European Union’s CBRN strategic planning advisory group.

Dr. Coller-Monarez was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy fellow and a research scientist in microbiology and immunology.  Her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin focused on immunology and neglected tropical diseases and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine combined traditional immunology with next generation technologies in molecular genetics and proteomics.

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