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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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Career Conversation with NSA Technical Director for the Information Assurance Directorate

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 @ 5:30pm
Jackson Conference Room, Thayer School of Engineering


Richard George '70, National Security Agency Technical Director, Information Assurance Directorate
Sharon Schwarz, National Security Agency Office of Recruitment
Kiki Tsamouras, National Security Agency Office of Recruitment

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Discussion of the NSA mission and how it has changed over the years

  • What life is like at the National Security Agency

  • Career and "Summer" Internships, and other internship opportunities offered year round)

  • What the NSA is looking for in candidates


This session will cover a few topics and will be led by Mr. Richard George, Dartmouth Class of '70. It will begin with a discussion of the NSA mission and how that has changed over the past 40 years, both politically and technologically (with all emphasis on the Information Assurance aspect). Mr. George will use real life examples and stories to help explain how things have changed. He'll spend some time talking about what Information Assurance is (in the generic sense and as interpreted by NSA) and will discuss the new four element Information Assurance model which is emerging internationally. Mr. George will talk about what life is like at NSA today and what career and "summer" intern (intern opportunities are available year round) opportunities exist. He will lead a discussion about what NSA is looking for today when they hire - that they need innovative thinkers who can solve really hard problems on the cutting edge of technology, the team aspects of work at NSA, and the work/life balance. Mr. George also plans to talk about our partnerships with industry and academia and how important these partnerships are to the NSA. This session is intended to be a real discussion, with plenty of time for questions and answers, not just a presentation.


Mr. George began at the National Security Agency in August 1970 after graduating from Dartmouth College. He started in the Crypto-Math Intern Program, having tours in Research, the SIGINT Directorate, and the Information Assurance Directorate's (IAD) predecessor organization. Except for a tour in the Signals Intelligence Directorate and one at the Center for Communications Research in Princeton, he has worked in the IAD since 1973. He has served as technical director for organizations at various levels in the directorate, and currently serves as the Technical Director for the Information Assurance Directorate.

As a technical leader, Mr. George works closely with teams and individuals giving advice and direction on specific, as well as general, technical questions; mentors; and serves on various technical boards. He advises the Director of Information Assurance and the Director of NSA on technical issues, and develops strategic direction for the Information Assurance Directorate. He has participated actively in the equity resolution process and served as a liaison to the SID and R math communities.


Last Updated: 10/3/12