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 V.S. Subrahmanian

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Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14th
Carson L01
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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)
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ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
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udikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
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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
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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

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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User-Centered Security: From Grand Challenge to Technology Transfer

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:15pm - Carson L02
Mary Ellen Zurko
Principal Engineer, Cisco
Co-sponsored by ISTS and the CS Colloquium

Mary Ellen Zurko
Mary Ellen Zurko

Abstract

Computer security is at its heart a human endeavor, from protecting the information and assets of importance to users and organizations, through the efforts of developers and administrators responsible for creating and ensuring that security, to the attackers and malefactors it is meant to resist. Mez will talk about some of the challenges in the relationship and interactions between humans and computer security, highlighting pertinent research advances along the way. She'll also share some lessons from bringing usable security to real world use. Many of the answers so far are partial, and there are still plenty of open questions and opportunities, involving theory, practice, and a better understanding of human systems.

Bio

Mary Ellen Zurko is a member of the Office of the CTO, Security Business Group, at Cisco Systems, and a Principal Engineer on the Next Generation Firewall team there. Mez has worked extensively in security; in product development, early product prototyping, and in research. She was security architect of one of IBM's earliest clouds; SaaS for business collaboration. She defined the field of User-Centered Security in 1996. As a senior research fellow at the Open Group Research Institute, she led several innovative security initiatives in authorization policies, languages, and mechanisms that incorporate user-centered design elements. She started her security career at DEC working on an A1 VMM, on which she recently coauthored a retrospective with a fellow member of the Forum on Cyber Resilience. She has written on active content security, public key infrastructures, distributed authorization, user-centered security, and security and the web. She is a contributor to the O'Reilly book "Security and Usability: Designing Secure Systems that People Can Use." She is on the steering committees of the International WWW Conference series, New Security Paradigms Workshop, and Symposium on Useable Privacy and Security. Mez received S.B and S.M. degrees in computer science from MIT.


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