Daniel S. Siff (Dan)

Director of Enterprise Services and Information Security Officer, 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 newly formed ITS Information Systems and Data Security working group in 2006. He became Colby's first Director of Information Security in 2011, working with various groups within ITS as well as many of the departments across campus on information security policy and technology initiatives. Dan became the Director of Systems and Network Operations group in 2014, expanded in 2017 as Enterprise Services, and is currently responsible for the overall management of Colby's campus data and telephone networks, servers, data centers, desktop computing and core application 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 at Boulder and George Mason University in his home town of Fairfax Virginia.

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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