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Past Talks

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Russian Interference in American Politics and Cyber Threats to Our Democracy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center)
11:00 AM

Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
In Conversation: Lisa Monaco, Fmr Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Filene Auditorium (Moore Building)
5:00 PM
Sponsored by The Dickey Center for International Understanding

John Stewart EPRI

John Stewart
Sr. Technical Leader, Cyber Security, EPRI
Securing Grid Control Systems
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sudikoff L045 Trust Lab
12:00 Noon

M. Todd Henderson

M. Todd Henderson
Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Hacking Trust: How the Social Technology of Cooperation Will Revolutionize Government
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

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

TISH Advisory Board

The TISH Research Team is fortunate to be advised in this effort by a board of experts with years of experience in dealing with issues of healthcare, information technology, and security and privacy.  We seek their input on strategic direction, on technology transfer, and on education and outreach.  The Board includes:

  • Gary De Gasta, Former Director of the White River Junction, VT Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Carol Diamond, Managing Director, Health Program, Markle Foundation
  • Richard Guida, IT Security Consultant, Formerly Vice President, Worldwide Information Security, Johnson & Johnson
  • John Halamka, Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Chairman
  • Jesse Walker, Principal Engineer, Intel Labs

Gary De Gasta, MSW

Gary De Gasta

In January 2008 Mr. De Gasta retired as the Director of the White River Junction (WRJ) VA Medical Center after 20 years. His retirement capped a forty-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. De Gasta also served in the U.S. Army and retired from the US Army Reserve with the rank of Colonel in December 2001 after twenty-three years of military service.

For six consecutive years (2002-2007) the White River Junction VAMC was selected as a winner in the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert W. Carey National Organizational Excellence Award Program – an Achievement Award Winner in 2002 and 2003; the Trophy Winner in 2004 and the Circle of Excellence Award winner in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

De Gasta is the recipient of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Distinguished Career Award, the Under Secretary for Benefits Exceptional Service Award, VISN 1 Network Director's Commendation, numerous VA Performance Awards and awards and citations from Veterans Service Organizations (AL, DAV, VFW, Marine Corps League). Mr. De Gasta holds a BA in Sociology (Siena College, Loudonville, NY, 1963) and Masters degrees in Social Work (Syracuse University School of Social Work, Syracuse, NY, MSW, 1965) and Sociology (State University of New York at Albany, NY, MA, 1974). He completed additional postgraduate course work in Public and Health Care Administration at SUNY at Albany and Xavier University and is a graduate of the George Washington University Contemporary Executive Development Program.

De Gasta is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executive (LFACHE), a Licensed Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). He presently serves on The Advisory Board, Dartmouth Institute for Security, Technology and Society, the Vermont Governors Veterans Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees, Vermont Veterans Home.

Carol C. Diamond, MD, MPH

Carol Diamond
Carol Diamond

Dr. Diamond directs the Health Program of the Markle Foundation and chairs Connecting for Health, a public-private collaborative working to realize the full potential of information technology in health and health care in the United States. Connecting for Health engages more than 100 diverse organizations and institutions in an approach rooted in core values, including achieving medical excellence, fostering patient participation, and protecting personal privacy.

Dr. Diamond has testified before Congress on behalf of the Markle Foundation and works with many private sector groups, government agencies, and health information technology bodies. Dr. Diamond played a role with federal agencies and the health IT community in the development of, a secure web site that made prescription medication histories available to doctors and pharmacists caring for evacuees whose medical records were destroyed in the hurricane.

Before joining the Markle Foundation, Dr. Diamond was president of U.S. Quality Algorithms® (USQA®), Aetna U.S. Healthcare's performance measurement affiliate. As USQA's president, she led a 400-employee business unit that developed and deployed sophisticated clinical and financial information products and services. Prior to joining USQA, Dr. Diamond was a consultant for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Diamond sits on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Public Advisory Board, the Electronic Health Record Safety Institute (EHRSI) Advisory Board of the Geisinger Center for Health Research, and is a member of the IPRO Advisory Board for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Doctor's Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT) project in New York. Dr. Diamond earned her dual B.A./M.D. at the Medical School of the State University of New York at Brooklyn and her master's degree in public health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey of Rutgers University.

Richard Guida, MS, MBA

Rich Guida
Richard Guida

Mr. Guida is a private information security consultant.  Previously, he was the Vice President, Worldwide Information Security at Johnson & Johnson.  While with Johnson & Johnson, he was responsible for security policy and direction covering the entire Johnson & Johnson enterprise of over 250 operating companies and over 110,000 employees. He was appointed to this role in April 2008, having joined Johnson & Johnson in 2001 as a Director, Information Security in the same department.

Prior to his work at Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Guida was Senior Technical Advisor to the Treasury Chief Information Officer. In this role, he acted as Chair of the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Steering Committee. His responsibilities included promoting the use of public key technology within Federal agencies and with trading partners for internet security, and developing and implementing mechanisms to allow agency PKI’s to interoperate. Before his position in the Treasury Department, Mr. Guida spent 25 years in the Department of the Navy; four as an active duty officer and the last 21 as a civilian employee in the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. He was promoted to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 1989.

Mr. Guida has received multiple awards including the Federal Chief Information Officers Council Distinguished Service Award, Department of Energy Exceptional Service Award, the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award, five military medals as a Naval Reserve officer, and three Johnson & Johnson Standards of Leadership awards. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University.

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John Halamka

John D. Halamka, MD, MS is Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician.

Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University where he received a degree in Medical Microbiology and a degree in Public Policy with a focus on technology issues. While at Stanford he served as research assistant to Dr. Edward Teller, Dr. Milton Friedman, and presidential candidate John B. Anderson. He authored three books on technology related issues and formed a software development firm, Ibis Research Labs, Inc. Additionally, he served as a columnist for Infoworld, technical editor of Computer Language Magazine and technology consultant to several startup companies.

In 1984, Dr. Halamka entered medical school at the University of California San Francisco and simultaneously pursued graduate work in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on technology issues in medicine. During medical school and graduate training, he continued his business activities and developed Ibis Research Labs into a 25 person software consultancy, specializing in medical and financial information interchange. Ibis was sold to senior management in 1992.

Dr. Halamka served his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine. While at Harbor-UCLA he was an active member of the information systems team and developed a hospital-wide knowledge base for policies, procedures, and protocols. Further, he was instrumental in creating an online medical record, a quality control system, and several systems for medical education. His research focus during residency was building automated triage tools for patients infected with HIV.

In 1996, Dr. Halamka joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and continues to integrate his knowledge of medicine and technology focusing on the use of the Internet to exchange clinical patient data. His research includes security / confidentiality issues, scalability issues, and implementation of standards for exchange of administrative and clinical information. As a clinician as well as researcher, Dr. Halamka uses these tools to improve the care of the patients he treats in the Beth Israel Deaconess Emergency Department. He is also an active teacher, lecturing on both medical and technology topics to the students, residents, and faculty of Harvard and MIT.

As Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3,000 doctors, 12,000 employees and one million patients. As Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, he oversees all educational, research and administrative computing for 18,000 faculty and 3,000 students.

As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees the administrative data exchange among the payors and providers in Massachusetts. As Chief Exchange Officer of MA-SHARE he oversees the Regional Healthcare Information Organization (RHIO), which develops clinical data exchange efforts in Massachusetts. As Chair of HITSP he coordinates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.

Jesse Walker, PhD

Jesse Walker

Jesse Walker is a Principal Engineer in the Intel Labs, doing research in network security protocols and cryptographic algorithms. He was first person to publicly identify the original 802.11 security vulnerabilities and subsequently served as editor for 802.11i. He is one of the designers of the Skein hash algorithm, one of the semi-finalists in the NIST SHA-3 competition, and recently built a Skein circuit that sustains 58 Gbps throughput. Jesse holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Last Updated: 11/15/11