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Dan Wallach

STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

Professor Dan Wallach
Rice University
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Carson L01, 5:00 PM

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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
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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

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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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School House residential cluster on the Internet of Risky Things  - February 21, 2017, 5:30 PM

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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


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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