Jonn Callahan, Principal Application Security Consultant, nVisium

“For the last several years, the infamous DefCon security conference has included a Voting Village. This is an open section of the conference dedicated to allowing professionals to hunt for vulnerabilities within real voting machines. A report is always published afterwards and it is never empty. Election hardware and software will never be secure and, even more importantly, trusted until the government commits to hiring top tier firms to both build and open source the solutions. Closed-source, proprietary solutions will forever be the bane of a trusted electronic voting platform. If a handful of Vegas-bound hackers can find issues with a system in a single weekend, imagine what a motivated team of nation-state sponsored hackers could do.”

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