More security sought for electronic voting

Thursday, 10 June 2004, 12:11 PM EST

The head of a federal voting commission called Tuesday for tougher security measures for electronic voting by the November elections, but said the issue of requiring paper receipts as backup needs further study.

DeForest B. Soaries, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, said he wants election officials to be able to analyze software source code in the electronic systems they pay for, which some vendors have resisted.

"The increased use of electronic voting devices has created security concerns that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission must address," he said in remarks prepared for delivery at a Maryland conference of election officials.

By Erica Werner at Winona Daily News

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Best practices for ensuring compliance in the age of cloud computing

Here are the major considerations organizations should incorporate into their compliance programs, as well as pitfalls that can be avoided to ensure businesses stay compliant while using cloud computing.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Sep 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //