Election security today is limited at best, and in many cases, flawed. We see a better future. A future with established security standards, and resources for local, state, and private entities to continually and consistently secure our elections.
Ongoing efforts to make voting more accessible, together with the prevalence of smartphones, have made mobile voting a reality. Many mobile voting pilots have already been conducted. As this is not likely to slow down, we are working to help emerging vendors understand and implement iterative security controls to protect the integrity of the elections they carry out.
The security of our elections and privacy of our votes are paramount. Mobile voting must be done in a safe, secure way, and we’re striving to pave that way. With our partners in the space, we conduct assessments of mobile voting platforms and election technology vendors to ensure we’re moving forward, first and foremost, with security in mind.
Our team has spent decades securing government and critical infrastructure, and we will continue in our work to improve our election security.
MEDIA & INSIGHTS
OP-ED: Don't Let Iowa Bring Our
The Cybersecurity 202: States Plan to Expand Mobile Voting
ToB Assessment of Mobile Voting Vendor Voatz
Trail of Bits | March 2020
Voatz allows voters to cast their ballots from any geographic location on supported mobile devices. Trail of Bits has performed the first-ever “white-box” security assessment of the platform, with access to the Voatz Core Server and backend software.
NISTIR 771 - Security Best Practices for the Electronic Transmission of Election Materials
National Institute of Standards and Technology | September 2011
NIST's Security Best Practices for the Electronic Transmission of Election Materials for UOCAVA Voters outlines the basic process for the distribution of election material including registration material and blank ballots to Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) voters. It describes the technologies that can be used to support the electronic dissemination of election material along with security techniques – both technical and procedural – that can protect this transfer.