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Securing the e-Campus 2017 - Exact time and dates TBD

Recent Talks

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


ISTS Information Pamphlet



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

After-the-fact Radiation dosimetry from Inanimate Objects (EPR)

Project Summary

In the event of a terrorist act or an accident releasing ionizing radiation, it is critical to rapidly and efficiently determine the radiation exposure experienced by individuals in the affected area. Recent research has found that long-lived radiation induced unpaired electrons occurs in biological materials; these electrons can be measured by a technique termed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). In hard and/or dry tissues, such as bone or teeth, these resonances have been shown to be able to provide accurate dosimetry at doses as low as 80 cGy using isolated teeth. It may thus be possible to use EPR under the conditions that are likely to be present in the event of a release of radiation. This approach has been usefully applied for people exposed at places such as Hiroshima and Chernobyl even years after the exposure. It now is being extended to make measurements with the teeth still in the mouth. In addition to those studies, there is another approach using EPR dosimetry that could provide excellent sensitivity and ease of measurement. This approach uses non-living material such as articles of clothing, and other materials likely to be in the immediate vicinity at the time that a radiation exposure would occur. A variety of such materials have long-lived radiation-induced signals that are proportionate to dose. In this project we will systematically evaluate these materials for their usefulness in determining the radiation dose in the event of a terrorist act or an accident.

  • Project Lead: Harold Swartz