Introduction to Election Security presented at NDCSecurity 2020

by Patricia Aas,

Summary : Free and correct elections are the linchpin of democracy. For a government to be formed based the will of the people, the will of the people must be heard. Across the world election systems are being classified as critical infrastructure, and they face the same concerns as all other fundamental systems in society.We are building our critical infrastructure from hardware and software built by nations and companies we can’t expect to trust. How can this be dealt with in Election Security, and can those lessons be applied to other critical systems society depends on today?