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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

Recovery of Information from Erased Magnetic Medium

Project Summary

Produce a magnetic imaging device for the purpose of recovering data from damaged, erased, and/or overwritten magnetic media. The IDEMM strategy is based on a two-pronged approach: (A) LANL uses standard MFM imaging experiments to develop the techniques necessary to reconstruct a bit stream from the MFM data signal; (B) LANL develops methods (and an instrument) to obtain data from a single track on a hard disk that can be turned into a bit stream.

Findings have been very encouraging. The researchers have been able to scan potentially damaged disks down to very small areas – e.g., 100 square microns. Recently this research group sent us an image that copies a portion of a 20 Gigabyte hard drive containing an erased version of the Preamble to the USA Constitution used as testing material for reconstruction. The region in the image is a 10X10 micron scan - about 1/3 the cross-section of a human hair - with a scan resolution of better than 30 nanometers (30 billionths of a meter) that can "distinguish" hundreds of sub-areas across the scan. This resolution is more than adequate to detect the individual magnetic information "bits" that range from 50 to 150 nanometers in size. These bits would be indistinguishable by other techniques.

  • Project Lead: Fred Mueller (Los Alamos)