Sean W. Smith

Professor of Computer Science
Director, Institute for Security, Technology, and Society

Personal Website
603 646 1618
064 Sudikoff
HB 6211
Computer Science
B.A. Princeton University
M.S. Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University

Selected Publications

Sean W. Smith.
The Internet of Risky Things: Trusting the Devices that Surround Us.
O'Reilly. 2017.

P. Anantharaman, K. Palani, D. Nicol, S.W. Smith.
"I am Joe's Fridge: Scalable Identity in the Internet of Things"
IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things.
December 2016.

S. Bratus, M. Patterson, A. Crain, S. Hallberg, S.W. Smith.
"Implementing a Vertically Hardened DNP3 Control Stack for Power Applications."
ACSAC Industrial Control System Security Workshop.
December 2016.

S.W. Smith, R. Koppel, J. Blythe, V. Kothari.
"Mismorphism: a Semiotic Model of Computer Security Circumvention"
International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA 2015).
July 2015

V. Kothari, J. Blythe, S.W. Smith, R. Koppel.
"Measuring the Security Impacts of Password Policies Using Cognitive Behavioral Agent-Based Modeling."
ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS).
April 2015.

P. Johnson, S. Bratus, S.W. Smith.
"Protecting Against Malicious Bits On the Wire: Automatically Generating a USB Protocol Parser for a Production Kernel."
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)
December 2017

S.W. Smith.
"Security and Cognitive Bias: Exploring the Role of the Mind."
IEEE Security and Privacy.
September/October 2012. 10 (5): 75--78. September/October 2012.

Sean W. Smith, John C. Marchesini.
The Craft of System Security.
Addison-Wesley. 2007.

Speaking Engagements

November 2017:  Invited talk, "Securing the IIoT: Critical Research Challenges."  API Cybersecurity Conference for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

June 2017:  Tutorial, "Cyber Security Fundamentals."  Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium Summer School.

September 2016: Panelist,  "Self-Driving Cars: Closer Than You Think."  The Exchange, New Hampshire Public Radio.

April 2015: Tutorial, "Understanding and Accounting for Human Behavior."   ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSoS)

April 2015: Invited talk, "Trust Challenges in Massive Multi-Organization Distributed Systems."  Dagstuhl