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Managing User-Level Compromises in Enterprise Networks
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Secure Information Systems Mentoring and Training (SISMAT)
June 17 - June 27, 2014

This video was produced by SISMAT Class of 2010 graduate Remy Neymarc and his brother Andrew through their company NeymarcVisuals.
(Note that some of the scenes use actors to portray instructors and participants and that certain scenes are not actually at Dartmouth's facilities.)
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SISMAT Class of 2013

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SISMAT 2014 Poster

Business, government, and non-profit institutions have expressed difficulty finding personnel with appropriate training in cyber security tools. Such training requires hands-on experience with secure systems work, yet many institutions of higher learning lack the resources to provide that experience. This initiative aims to meet regional and national needs through a program in mentoring and training that brings the extensive expertise of researchers and teachers at Dartmouth College in the areas of PKI and trusted systems together with students and faculty from other primarily undergraduate liberal arts colleges, as well as interested corporate and non-profit partners.

We explicitly target northeast regional colleges whose curricula will have prepared upper-level undergraduates for this hands-on work but cannot offer it themselves; we target cyber security focus areas in which we have leadership and expertise; and we target external partners that have communicated a need for training in these areas. The training program will provide undergraduates with the knowledge and support needed to participate in internships, provide opportunities for secure systems research and development to traditionally underrepresented student populations, and facilitate the development of secure systems curricula at other academic institutions.  The course is offered at no charge to accepted students (the course and room and board are free).

This year's SISMAT course will take place June 17 - June 27.  We will accept applications on a rolling basis from December 15, 2013 - March 1, 2014.  See the application page for information on how to apply.


Learn about secure systems. Get assistance in obtaining a summer internship. Bring it home with an independent study or thesis project.

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Mentor a talented undergraduate. Network with others in your field. Get support developing secure system curricula for your institution.

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Internship Sponsors

Identify an internship project. Be matched with a motivated undergraduate trained and chosen for the position. Bring insight into your company's needs to institutions of higher learning.

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NSFThe SISMAT program was initially made possible through funding from the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division.  Funding for SISMAT is now provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Last Updated: 11/25/13