Turning A Blind Eye Does Not Fix Voting Security Vulnerabilities

October 2, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

The sheer number of different voting & elections systems and applications used in USA elections is staggeringly large and diverse; as they are in other countries. The number of people involved in elections is also a significant factor impacting elections security, along with physical access security to the voting equipment, paper ballots, and registration data. The resulting complexity creates many real voting security issues that must be addressed. Voting machines vendors should embrace help to identify risks, not simply deny risks exist. In this 4th in a series of voting security shows, we look at the findings from the “Voting Machine Hacking Village” at DEFCON, state-level cybersecurity election plans, current voting & elections security vulnerabilities, and nation state elections hacking activities. We also answer key questions about mobile voting and paper ballots. Listen in as I discuss these topics & more with Jake Braun, Executive Director of the Harris CPI & CEO of CGA.

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold

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, and Co-Founder/President of SIMBUS, LLC Information Security, Privacy, Technology and Compliance cloud services. Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content for the SIMBUS services, which include an automated risk assessment, a learning management system, breach impact calculator (the first to be published in 2002), breach response and breach management automated tasks system, to name a few. 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.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share

Episode Directory

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

  • 10/30/2018: Information Security and Privacy Questions from Listeners Listen Now
  • 10/23/2018: Security Views from an Elections Official and Voting Security Expert Listen Now
  • 10/16/2018: Answering Questions from Listeners for Cyber Security Awareness Listen Now
  • 10/9/2018: Pen Tests and Vulnerability Scans: Advice, Experience and Case Studies Listen Now
  • 10/2/2018: Turning A Blind Eye Does Not Fix Voting Security Vulnerabilities Listen Now