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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

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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

Trustworthy Information Systems for Healthcare

TISH logo

Healthcare in the 21st century requires secure and effective information technology systems to meet two of its most significant challenges: improving the quality of care while also controlling the costs of care.  Yet developing, deploying and using information technology that is both secure and genuinely effective in the complex clinical, organizational and economic environment of healthcare is a significant challenge in its own right. This project's multidisciplinary research will drive innovation in information-sharing technology that ensures security and privacy while addressing the pragmatic needs of patients, clinical staff, and healthcare organizations to deliver efficient, high-quality care.


tishthreadsThe multidisciplinary team of investigators is addressing fundamental challenges in current and emerging areas of information security, as identified by its healthcare partners, through four research threads:


The team includes three computer scientists, two sociologists, a medical clinician, and a business expert, in collaboration with local hospitals. This team brings deep experience with the challenges of authentication in dynamic environments, the use of sensor technology for personal health applications, the sociology of trust and privacy, the organization and delivery of healthcare, and the economics of enterprise security.

  • TISH team
    TISH Co-PIs (l-r) Eric Johnson, Sean Smith, David Kotz, Denise Anthony, and former co-PI Andrew Gettinger
    Photo by Joseph Mehling '69
    Principal Investigator: David Kotz, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Faculty for the Sciences
  • Co-PI: Denise Anthony, Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Research Director of ISTS
  • Co-PI: Sean Smith, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Co-PI: Eric Johnson, Professor of the Science of Administration, Tuck School of Business and Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies
  • Key Personnel: Ann Flood, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, DMS
  • Project Researchers

Advisory Board

The TISH team is advised by a board of experts with years of experience in the fields of healthcare, technology, and security and privacy.


The four research teams regularly present and publish their work.  Papers are available for download below and on the specific research team websites.

Education and Outreach

The TISH project team is committed to getting its research out to the widest audience and to giving students an opportunity to engage in the effort.  For more information see the project's education and outreach initiatives.


In May 2012, the TISH team sponsored the Securing Information Technology in Healthcare: Part II (SITH2) Workshop.  Information on the workshop, including participant bios, presentations, and feedback, can be found on the conference website.


The TISH project is a three-year, $3M effort funded by the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Trustworthy Computing Program


For more information on the TISH project, please download our two-page overview.  Also, please feel free to email questions to or call 603.646.0700. 


This project is a partnership among the Dartmouth Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS), the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in White River Junction, Vermont, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDIHPCP), Google, and Intel.

Last Updated: 10/21/13