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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

RIOTS logo 

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


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Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Security Solutions and Systems Thinking


Dr.  Ruth DavidVirtually every security problem--whether cyber-, physical-, or personnel-related--requires a systems solution rooted in risk-management fundamentals. Viable solutions must integrate diverse dimensions ranging from scientific/technological disciplines to disparate cultural and organizational traditions and imperatives. This presentation will frame this discussion in the context of homeland security and will describe both some of the key issues and ways in which universities can help foster the development of strategic solutions..


Dr. Ruth David is president and chief executive officer of Analytic Services Inc., a not-for-profit research institute serving the national security, homeland security and public safety communities. She initiated a strategic focus on homeland security in 1999 and established the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security in April 2001, positioning the corporation as a leading contributor to this emerging national mission. Today Analytic Services operates both the ANSER business units and a newly established federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Homeland Security Institute.

Dr. David serves on a number of advisory bodies, including the Homeland Security Advisory Council, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Security Agency Advisory Board, and the Hertz Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Ruth David received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.