Dartmouth Readies Students for Cybersecurity Challenges

There are approximately 3.5 billion devices in the U.S. today connected through the Internet—smartphones, laptops, tablets, servers—and by 2020 there will be 45 billion, predicts William Nisen, associate director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth.

“We are going to have machines talking to machines without human intervention, and unless we get the security right we are going to wind up with a huge problem,” he says.

“Today there are about 2 million correctly certified web servers on the Internet, but we don’t have a fully effective way to tell it’s really ‘Amazon’ on the other end,” says ISTS Director Sean Smith. “What will happen when the number of these things increases a thousand-fold?”

Read full story on Dartmouth Now