Voting Systems Security and Risk Limiting Audits
September 11, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold
US intelligence agencies confirm that during the run-up to the 2016 elections Russian hackers attacked DNC & RNC election & related servers. Digital attacks on voter registration servers occurred in all states & in a few isolated cases hackers got into voter records servers. Voter fraud at polls is verifiably low, but voting & elections systems have significant security vulnerabilities due to wide diversity of systems & administration practices throughout all the USA, along with risks from varying ages of systems used. What are security risks in voting systems, software & tech currently used in the USA? How is social engineering used in attempts to voting systems? How can risk limiting audits be used to assure voting integrity? Listen to Marian Schneider, President of Verified Voting, discuss her organization’s research findings for voting systems & explain risks in current voting systems, and risky practices, such as how voting is occurring in some places via email and fax.
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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more big data analytics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers you information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice, news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.
Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(r) consultancy she founded in 2004. Rebecca has authored 19 books, contributed to several dozen other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for seven years, was a co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has received numerous awards for her work, and has provided keynotes on five continents to date. Rebecca is frequently interviewed, including regularly on the KCWI-TV (Des Moines) morning television show, serves on Advisory and Directors boards, provides expert witness services, and is quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.