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Past Talks

Dr. Liz Bowman

Dr. Elizabeth Bowman
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Information: Army Social Computing Research
Tuesday, December 5th
Haldeman 041 Kreindler Conference Room
4:00 PM

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi

Dr. Fabio Pierazzi
Royal Holloway University of London
Network Security Analytics for Detection of Advanced Cyberattacks
Tuesday, November 28th
Sudikoff Trust Lab (L045)
12:30 PM

V.S. Subrahmanian

V.S. Subrahmanian
Dartmouth Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society
Bots, Socks, and Vandals
Tuesday, November 14th
Carson L01
5:00 PM 

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)
4:30 PM 

Fright Night Imge

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

Sal Stolfo

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
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

Livewire Cyber Exercise

Project Summary

The Exercise and Scenario Development (ESD) Program uses scenario-based exercises as a tool to improve the nation’s defensive posture with respect to information infrastructure threats, by facilitating better inter-agency and inter-sector cooperation, rehearsing new roles and responsibilities for a variety of stakeholders, and identifying technology requirements. To accomplish this we apply a broad spectrum of domain experience and expertise available at the ISTS in the areas of infrastructure protection, exercise design and implementation, modeling and simulation, data network security, knowledge of cyber threats, cybersecurity technology development, and law enforcement programs in a coordinated effort to meet the needs of exercise sponsors and stakeholders. Current projects include a national cyber-focused exercise.

On March 2, 2004, the ISTS submitted the Livewire After Action report to the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council with copies to all participating stakeholders.

This was the final report of Livewire, the first national cyber security exercise, and involved over 300 stakeholders from 50 different enterprises. As a distributed exercise, we conducted the exercise for a period of one week in 14 different locations from October 27-31, 2003. On December 10, 2003, we conducted an After Action Conference and on December 15, 2003, we held a Policy Seminar with high level government officials to address key questions about role and response.

  • Project Lead: Andrew Cutts