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Past Talks

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5th
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28th
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

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 

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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Secure Information Systems Mentoring and Training (SISMAT) - A Cyber Security Bootcamp for Community College Students

wordlesismat 2014SISMAT Class of 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.)


Information security experts in a variety of business, government, and non-profit sectors lament that they have a hard time hiring new employees; in particular, it's difficult to find recent college graduates with the necessary cyber security skills and experience. Unfortunately, many colleges cannot offer their students the hands-on training or prolonged study in secure systems that would meet this critical, growing need. SISMAT aims to fill this gap and help students get the training they need; in other words, we provide the tools necessary to become a security expert.

Utilizing grant funding from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technical Education program awarded to River Valley Community College, we are exclusively targeting community colleges to provide an intense, "bootcamp" style training program in cyber security.  

Acceptance to the program will be based on the following priority: 1) students from River Valley Community College, 2) students from the Community College System of New Hampshire, and 3) students from other community colleges.

What is SISMAT?

You will spend two weeks in residence at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH for a fun and intensive training course.

  • Industry and academic experts will teach you about cryptography, PKI, network security, and other topics.

  • You will immediately apply this information by experimenting with real-world programs and toolsets.

  • The course, room and board are provided free of charge.

  • As a SISMAT student you will also receive reference books that will be useful throughout the program and beyond.

SISMAT 2016 will take place June 21 - July 1.   See the application page for information on how to apply.

 Additional Information


NSFFunding for SISMAT is now provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technical Education Program. The SISMAT program was initially made possible through funding from the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division.

Last Updated: 11/19/15