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 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 

Past Talks

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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Laura Posey

Ms. Laura Posey is a Senior Security Strategist in the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team at Microsoft, which focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance cyber security and resiliency. In her role, Ms. Posey draws upon her 12+ years of experience in the technology space to address global challenges related to information assurance and security policy and standards with a special focus on the challenges of government organizations worldwide. Ms. Posey is a strong voice representing Microsoft in the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) on issues representing both consumers and providers of Cloud services and technology and a supporting member of SAFECODE, addressing supply chain integrity best practices.

Prior to joining the GSSD team, Ms. Posey worked in engineering organizations at Microsoft, most notably on the BitLocker Drive Encryption product and on the Next Generation Secure Computing Base project (NGSCB), which also incorporated TPM technologies. Ms. Posey's role within these organizations included interfacing with government information assurance organizations worldwide disseminating forensics and cryptography details for the products to these organizations. Ms. Posey was awarded 2 patents for her work in these technologies.

In her early days at Microsoft, Ms. Posey led program management teams at and its predecessor,, drawing on her design and user experience background in building online applications for Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, CA.

Prior to her career in technology, Ms. Posey worked for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbusho) in Hokkaido, Japan, serving as a Ministry representative to the local Board of Education and liaison to the local mayor's office. Her duties included English education, written and verbal translation for several local government offices, and assistance in the town's foreign exchange programs with Australia and Canada.

Ms. Posey holds a Bachelors of Arts in both Asian Studies and Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Last Updated: 6/27/12