Daniel S. Siff
Director of Systems and Network Operations, Visiting Instructor of Computer Science
Areas of Expertise
- Computer, Network and Information Security
- Computer and Data Networks
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. Dan became the Director of Systems and Network Operations group in 2014, expanded in 2017 as Enterprise Services, and is currently responsible for the management of Colby's campus data and telephone networks, servers, data centers 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 backbone engineer. He has previously worked in IT departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, where he's originally from.
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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