Protecting Against Electronic Voter HackingFor local and state governments trying to protect themselves against electronic voter hacking, governments should consider the best practices they use every day for regular information technology systems and apply them to the technology deployed for electronic voting:
- Accountability – Hold the manufacturer to a Service Level Agreement for remediating discovered vulnerabilities and system flaws.
- Vulnerability Assessments – conduct regular independent vulnerability assessments against the operating systems, applications, and web applications to prove they are secure.
- Report – Document the findings from assessments and penetration tests to track results and raise awareness to proper authorities.
- Remediation – Patch any security vulnerabilities that are the responsibility of the government and notify the manufacturer of their responsibilities.