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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

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Gary De Gasta, MSW

Gary De Gasta

In January 2008 Mr. De Gasta retired as the Director of the White River Junction (WRJ) VA Medical Center after 20 years. His retirement capped a forty-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. De Gasta also served in the U.S. Army and retired from the US Army Reserve with the rank of Colonel in December 2001 after twenty-three years of military service.

For six consecutive years (2002-2007) the White River Junction VAMC was selected as a winner in the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert W. Carey National Organizational Excellence Award Program – an Achievement Award Winner in 2002 and 2003; the Trophy Winner in 2004 and the Circle of Excellence Award winner in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

De Gasta is the recipient of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Distinguished Career Award, the Under Secretary for Benefits Exceptional Service Award, VISN 1 Network Director's Commendation, numerous VA Performance Awards and awards and citations from Veterans Service Organizations (AL, DAV, VFW, Marine Corps League). Mr. De Gasta holds a BA in Sociology (Siena College, Loudonville, NY, 1963) and Masters degrees in Social Work (Syracuse University School of Social Work, Syracuse, NY, MSW, 1965) and Sociology (State University of New York at Albany, NY, MA, 1974). He completed additional postgraduate course work in Public and Health Care Administration at SUNY at Albany and Xavier University and is a graduate of the George Washington University Contemporary Executive Development Program.

De Gasta is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executive (LFACHE), a Licensed Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). He presently serves on The Advisory Board, Dartmouth Institute for Security, Technology and Society, the Vermont Governors Veterans Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees, Vermont Veterans Home.

Last Updated: 5/11/10