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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
OpenGarages
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

 

DanTentler

"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

 

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

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 4:15pm - Carson L02
Dan Tentler
Founder and CEO - The Phobos Group
Co-sponsored by ISTS and the CS Colloquium

Dan Tentler
Dan Tentler

Abstract

Ask yourself - Have you ever worked in an environment where pressure is applied to the staff by middle management or executives to ship a product? Have you ever experienced the awkward silence when an engineer asks the management about features or security that was overlooked or purposefully avoided to make a product ship date happen? Are you familiar with the term 'minimum viable product'? Well, my friends, you are in luck, for today I shall be taking you on a safari. Today I'll be showing you what happens in the real world when scenarios like the one I've just described are put into reality, and products are shipped with not a care in the world. 

Powerplants, electrical switching stations, acid tanks, cows, chickens - even curtains. People are putting nearly everything they can on the internet for no other reason than because they can. I'd like to introduce the 'Internet of Things' to you! Please make sure your helmets are fastened on tightly, and please keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle. Things are going to get weird.

Bio

Dan Tentler is the founder and CEO of The Phobos Group, a boutique information security services company. Previously a co-founder of Carbon Dynamics, and a security freelancer under the Aten Labs moniker, Dan has found himself in a wide array of different environments, ranging from blue team, to red team, to purple team, to "evil hacker for a camera crew". When not obtaining shells or explaining against how to get shelled, Dan enjoys FPV racing, homebrewing, and internet troublemaking.

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