Voting Systems

Driven by the pervasive distribution of personal computing devices, there is strong inertia to engage Internet voting in national elections in spite of spirited objections regarding security risks of counting electronically delivered ballots. SoC investigators study theoretical limitations that impacts voting system decisions along with security practices that may enable expanded engagement of technology in election processes.

In 2008, the federal Election Assistance Commission funded an SoC team to perform a scientifically founded comprehensive Voting System Risk Assessment. Outcomes included development of a threat matrix and threat trees with hundreds of nodes that included short textual scenarios for some threats, including some based on actual cases.

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Mr. Les Barnett Mr. Les Barnett
CFITS Director


Dr. Jeff Landry Dr. Jeff Landry
IST Chair, Professor


Dr. Harold Pardue Dr. Harold Pardue
Graduate Director, Professor


Dr. Alec Yasinsac Dr. Alec Yasinsac
Dean, Professor