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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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Hardware Based Security for GE's Industrial Control Systems

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 4:15pm - Carson L02
David Safford
Senior Principal Engineer for Security at GE Global Research
Co-sponsored by ISTS and the CS Colloquium

Dave Safford
David Safford


GE is a leading manufacturer in electric power generation and distribution, wind power, oil and gas production, locomotives, aviation engines and computers, and medical imaging. GE also manufactures the embedded industrial controllers for these products, and is leading efforts to harden them against sophisticated cyber attack. This talk will give an overview of the controllers, threat models, and existing and planned defenses.


David Safford is a Senior Principal Engineer for Security at GE Global Research where his responsibility is to devise new solutions for embedded security for all business units. Dave is also the Linux Kernel Maintainer for trusted keys, and has contributed extensively to the Linux Integrity subsystem. Before joining GE, Dave worked at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he first managed their ethical hacking lab and later worked on hardware rooted security at all levels, from hardware through cloud applications. He is a co-author of "A Practical Guide to Trusted Computing" (IBM Press, Jan 2008) and a recognized expert in high assurance hardware and software, security analysis tools, security engineering, Linux security, wireless security, ethical hacking, security hardware tokens and coprocessors and cryptography. Previously, he was Director of Supercomputing and Networking at Texas A&M University, and a weapon system test pilot and submarine diving officer in the US Navy. He has a PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Last Updated: 2/9/16