Daniel S. Siff

Director of Systems and Network Operations, Visiting Instructor of Computer Science

Office: Lovejoy 120 [ campus map ]
Box 4200

Fax: 207-859-4186
Mailing Address:
4200 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8842


B.A., 1997 University of Colorado at Boulder College of Architecture and Planning
M.S., 1999 University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer, Network and Information Security
  • Computer and Data Networks

Professional Information

Dan came to Colby in 2002 as a Network Specialist in the Information Technology Services (ITS) department. Through an increased focus on network and data security he took on the role of convening the ITS Information Systems and Data Security working group in 2006. In 2011 he became Colby's first Director of Information Security, working with various groups within ITS as well as many of the departments across campus on information security policy, projects and initiatives. As of 2014 Dan serves as the Director of Systems and Networks Operations group, responsible for the management of Colby's campus networks, servers, data centers and cloud services.

In 2006 Dan developed and taught a Computer Networks and Security course in the Colby Computer Science department. He continues to teach the course in alternating academic years and regularly offers independent study to students pursuing research in the field of computer, network and information security.

Prior to coming to Colby, Dan worked for a large North American Tier-1 Internet company as a network engineer. He has previously worked in IT departments -at the University of Colorado and George Mason University.

Dan is an advocate for innovative technology as well as information privacy, and believes that it is possible for the two to coexist.


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