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Sal Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo Columbia University
A Brief History of Symbiote DefenseTuesday, October 31st
Rockefeller 003
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STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable Voting System

Professor Dan Wallach
Rice University
Thursday April 27, 2017
Carson L01, 5:00 PM

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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
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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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Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
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Secure the Railway IT Infrastructure

Project Summary:

Investigators at GMU will lead a research and planning effort focused on addressing critical infrastructure security issues in the nation’s railway communications and signaling infrastructure. The nation’s railway communications infrastructure is highly distributed and was never designed with signals security as a primary goal, with most protocols relying security through obscurity. GMU and Dartmouth College will work together to identify a research roadmap for problems in this space, propose novel and practical solutions to these problems, understand the public policy implications of our research and proposed solutions, and identify and solicit additional team members from I3P institutions in order to smoothly transition our research to the public domain, railways, and their equipment vendors. Independent of the efforts funded under this specific award, Dartmouth and GMU will seek to submit competitive funding proposals to the upcoming NSF Cyber-Physical systems solicitation and the standing FRA BAA. We believe that our team building efforts under this I3P award can complement and enhance these prior planned activities.

Last Updated: 7/29/13