Security Bites 98: The good (and bad) news about electronic voting

This week, Robert Vamosi talks with Fortify CSO Brian Chess about electronic voting.

This week, Robert Vamosi talks with Fortify CSO Brian Chess about electronic voting.
Listen now: Download today's podcast


A correction was made to this story. Read below for details.

Following the February 5 presidential primary, several county clerks in New Jersey asked an independent researcher to study the vote results on the state's electronic voting machines. The vendor, Sequoia, has threatened legal action , but so far hasn't taken any. Initial results suggest that there were some inconsistencies in vote tallies, although none were enough to reverse the election results themselves.

Since last year, several states have requested audits of electronic voting systems. In California, the audits resulted in some systems being scrapped for the 2008 presidential primaries. As we turn our attention to the fall 2008 presidential election, several security researchers have come forth with their own studies and suggestions. One of them is Brian Chess, chief scientist at Fortify.

 
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Brian Chess' title. He is chief scientist at Fortify.
Tags:
Security
About the author
 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments