Experts outline e-voting security requirements

Thursday, 1 July 2004, 12:52 AM EST

A panel of IT security experts yesterday proposed a series of detailed recommendations that they said state and local jurisdictions must act on immediately to ensure the security of electronic voting systems and the accuracy and transparency of the November presidential election.

In a report released by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, four high-profile IT security experts, including Howard Schmidt, a former White House cybersecurity adviser, outlined a comprehensive strategy for certifying the security and reliability of touch-screen direct recording electronic (DRE) voting systems. Those systems will be used by 30% of registered voters in the upcoming presidential election.

By Dan Verton at Computerworld.

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