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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

RIOTS logo 

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

Early Worm Detection

A Subproject for Process Query Systems (PQS)

An attacker often selects a target machine only after broad scans to identify all vulnerable machines within a certain range of IP addresses. Unfortunately, current network routers often obscure scanning activity, since the routers will drop any scanning traffic directed toward a machine that does not actually exist. With this "loss" of scanning traffic, it is much harder for a security analyst to identify the scan in the first place or understand its scope. At the same time, however, routers do generate error messages (Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Unreachable) when traffic is directed at nonexistent machines. By collecting these error messages, IRIA can provide security analysts with a much better view of scanning activity, allowing them to detect impending attacks that they might otherwise miss.

  • Simulating Realistic Network Worm Traffic for Worm Warning System Design and Testing [PDF Format]
  • Designing a Framework for Active Worm Detection on Global Networks [PDF Format]
  • Using Sensor Networks and Data Fusion for Early Detection of Active Worms [PDF Format]
  • Early Detection of Internet Worms [HTML]
  • Early Detection of Internet Worm Activity by Metering ICMP Destination Unreachable Activity [PDF Format]

  • Principal Investigator: George Bakos, Vincent Berk, Robert Gray