Election Security

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/02/election_securi_2.html

I joined a letter supporting the Secure Elections Act (S. 2261):

Secure Elections Act strikes a careful balance between state and federal action to secure American systems. measure authorizes appropriation of grants to the states to take important and time-sensitive , including:

  • Replacing insecure paperless voting systems with new equipment that will process a paper ballot;
  • Implementing post-election audits of paper ballots or records to verify electronic tallies;

  • Conducting “cyber hygiene” scans and “risk and vulnerability” assessments and supporting state efforts to remediate identified .

    The legislation would also create needed transparency and accountability in elections systems by establishing clear for state and federal officials to communicate regarding breaches and emerging threats.