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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

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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


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The Hidden Risks of Bluetooth


DC reports that the number of Bluetooth devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1 billion in 2006. Declared "dead" on more than one occasion, Bluetooth technology is rapidly gaining adoption worldwide as a networking topology and a generic cable replacement technology. Despite the popularity of Bluetooth, many organizations don't realize their exposure to this popular wireless technology, thinking that Bluetooth is limited to short-range communications or doesn't expose sensitive data or access to network resources.

In this presentation, wireless security researcher Joshua Wright will disclose the risks and vulnerabilities of Bluetooth, dispelling common misconceptions. Focusing on actual attack tools and implementations, Joshua will demonstrate Bluetooth attacks in a live environment, and will demonstrate a new proof-of-concept tool designed to illustrate weaknesses in the selection of Bluetooth encryption keys.


Joshua is the author of several papers on wireless security and intrusion analysis, and the co-author of Securing Cisco Routers: Step-by-Step, a book published by the SANS Institute. In a consulting role, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, and educational institutions addressing issues related to wireless security, vulnerability assessment, and secure network design. He currently serves as the senior security researcher for Aruba Networks and is a senior instructor for the SANS Institute.