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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


ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Applying to SISMAT

sismat2016Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated community college students with an interest in systems security and the real-world application of cryptology. 


More specifically, a qualified student applicant:

  • Has completed the core systems curriculum at their institution, which will likely entail at least two programming classes, a discrete math class, and one or more "systems" courses (e.g., advanced programming, programming in the large, operating systems, databases, or networking). Equivalent technical experience will be considered in lieu of formal coursework.
  • Can commit to attending the two-week training course June 21-July 1, 2016.  Due to the intense, "boot camp" nature of the course, students are expected to live in residence at Dartmouth College and give the course their full attention for the duration of the program. Class will be held part of the day on the interim Saturday and Sunday will be a free day.  


To apply for the SISMAT 2016 program, candidates should submit the following information by March 1st.  Please submit the application form online and the rest via a single email to ISTS.  There may be a short interview via Skype or teleconference.  There are three parts to the application process that are the responsibility of the student.

  1. Complete the application form. Be sure to include the reference contact information for a technology faculty member in the appropriate field.
  2. Email: A copy of your transcript. You do not need to submit official transcripts.
  3. Email: A cover letter explaining in 2-3 paragraphs why you are interested in computer security.  

Please do NOT submit a hard copy of this information.

Attachment Formats

We ask applicants to submit letters and other attached materials in .pdf format. However, other formats (such as .rtf or .doc) are acceptable.

Last Updated: 11/19/15