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The Institute for Security, Technology and Society (ISTS) invites experts from around the world to present public lectures on topics related to cybersecurity, cyber trust and privacy, as well as on the analysis of the economic and public policy impact of cyber and infrastructure vulnerabilities.
The talks promote understanding, collaboration and dissemination of knowledge among researchers, and expose the larger community to the issues, challenges and solutions being examined and tested.
While speakers are at ISTS and on campus, every effort will be made to create opportunities for interested students, faculty, and researchers to meet and/or converse with invited guests regarding their areas of expertise. Additional plans include the possibility of adding panel discussions, roundtables, or point-counterpoint sessions to the speaker series format.
Contact Tracing – Cybersecurity and Privacy Implications
Colloquium June 3, 2020 12:00 PM EDT via Zoom Webinar
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for "contact tracing", an effort to retroactively discover and inform all the persons who had recent contact with an infected person. Traditional methods are labor-intensive and inherently limited by human memory. Many propose to use smartphone apps to proactively record contacts, for retrospective notifications to those who may have been proximate to someone later discovered to be infected. There are, however, inherent privacy risks posed by such technologies, and the same technologies could be abused for purposes other than public health — e.g., to identify those participating in protests or to facilitate stalking. It is thus essential for contact-tracing technologies to be designed and deployed with the utmost care and transparency.
Dartmouth's Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) invites you to join leading privacy and digital contact-tracing specialists in a virtual panel discussion of the privacy risks and policy options surrounding the development and deployment of contact-tracing applications. This session will be open to interactive participation by affiliated ISTS faculty and students and recorded for later posting on the ISTS website. For more information click here.