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Past Talks

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 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
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



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Protecting Computer Games and Entertainment Security

Steven Davis

Steven Davis, CEO, IT GlobalSecure Inc.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

For some, computer games are a trivial diversion. But computer games are a multi-billion dollar industry and at the frontline of the challenges for global online business. For a student of security the game industry provides a rich vein for research and source of data. Games are inherently rich interaction systems that provide their participants with opportunities for cheating and exploitation, and even the creation of inadvertent industries (e.g. gold farming in massively multi player online games). Unlike most industries, security flaws are not quietly exploited or brushed under the table -- computer game cheats and pirates broadcast their feats widely on YouTube and Torrents. Computer games are also one of the most truly global businesses whose reach poses unique legal and technical challenges to nation-based institutions. This presentation will provide an overview of the security challenges that the computer game and entertainment industries face, colorful examples, and pose solutions and opportunities for research.

Steven Davis has more than 23 years of IT and IT security expertise. He is the CEO of IT GlobalSecure a boutique security engineering firm focused on the Computer Game and Gaming Industries. His experience includes cryptography, key management, system architecture, security design, and evaluation for Nuclear Command and Control and at the National Security Agency, commercial satellite security system evaluation, Associate Technical Director supporting the US Government-wide Multi-Level Information Systems Security Initiative (MISSI) for Computer Sciences Corporation, Security Manager for the Treasury Communications System which provided Internet and telecommunications services for the Treasury Department and its associated agencies, and was lead security support contractor for NSA's Unified Cryptologic Architecture while at SAIC. He has spoken at IT, IT security, and industry conferences worldwide, participated in workshops, published numerous papers, writes the blog and is the author of the book on computer game security Protecting Games. He has several patents for security technologies including a manual system to protect credit cards against fraud and a suite of anti-cheating protocols for online games. Mr. Davis holds a BA Mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley and obtained his Masters Degree from George Washington University in Security Policy Studies.

Last Updated: 10/20/10