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Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote DefenseTuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
5:00 PM

 Fright Night Imge

Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?
ISTS Looks at the Dark Web on Halloween Night
Tuesday, October 31st
Sudikoff  045 Trust Lab (dungeon)
7:30 PM - RSVP
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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

ISTS Information Pamphlet



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

Japanese Cybersecurity Training

Project Summary

A team of researchers, headed by ISTS, traveled to Japan in February and March 2005, to conduct training seminars for the Japanese government's National Incident Response Team and hosted NIRT officials on their visit to West Point's annual Cyber Defense Exercise. NIRT is a sub-agency of Japan's Cabinet Secretariat, an organization similar to the Executive Office of the White House in the U.S. NIRT is responsible for protecting the civilian computer networks from attack and intrusion, primarily at the Cabinet level of the Japanese government. ISTS's Cyber Security Exercise Development Center, headed by Bill Brown, collaborated with Rob Hoffman and Julio Rodriguez of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Andy Cutts, Director of the Cyber Conflict Research Program at the National Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cybercrime at Norwich University. The collaboration, spanning two months, included presentations about honeypots, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) security, cyber exercises, and cyber security strategies. The team assisted cabinet ministers and top information technology managers within the Japanese government to prepare their national plan for cyber incident response, including developing a project plan for developing a large scale cyber exercise. With permission from the U.S. Department of Defense, the NIRT officials, sponsored by ISTS, observed the annual Cyber Defense Exercise sponsored by the NSA at West Point in April. ISTS is grateful to U.S. federal officials for authorizing our participation.