Election Security

Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2018-02-23T12:11:46


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

> The Secure Elections Act strikes a careful balance between state and federal action to secure American voting systems. The measure authorizes appropriation of grants to the states to take important and time-sensitive actions, 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 vulnerabilities. > > The legislation would also create needed transparency and accountability in elections systems by establishing clear protocols for state and federal officials to communicate regarding security breaches and emerging threats.