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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


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

Massimiliano Pala, Ph.D.

Massimiliano Pala

ISTS Fellow
Dartmouth College, Department of Computer Science

Massimiliano Pala is currently working as a Research Associate in the Computer Science department at Dartmouth College on the PKI Interoperability and Usability Project under the guidance of Professor Sean Smith. In 2003, he joined the Ph.D. program at the Poilitecnico di Torino in PKI and Security, working with Professor Antonio Lioy. In October 2005, he worked for six months for the PKI/Trust Lab at Dartmouth College collaborating on the research activities of Professor Sean Smith’s team. Prior to that, he worked for several companies as a PKI/Security consultant.

Massimiliano started the OpenCA project in 1998 and continues its development and management. He holds a Laurea (equivalent to a BS and MS) in Computer Engineering from the University of Modena, Italy.

Massimiliano’s research interests are in the field of new security architectures and protocols development, trust management models and e-Government. An important aspect of his research is the improvement of security tools usability, e.g. digital certificates, PMIs, identity tokens.

Email: massimiliano.pala[at]

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