Computer Science Colloquium Series-“Usable Security in Electronic Voting” Wednesday, November 5th

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

12:30-1:15

CCT 405

“Usable Security in Electronic Voting”

The lecture will be given by Dr. Juan Gilbert, TSYS Distinguished Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department and a Fellow in the Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University.

Refreshments will be served!!!

Subsequent to the debacle of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, it became abundantly clear that America’s archaic voting system was in dire need of a major overhaul.  Consequently, Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines were purchased by several states.  The use of these machines has not been without controversy with respect to security, trust and ease of use.  Professors and security research teams have found several vulnerabilities in current voting technologies. In 2002, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was created to provide all citizens equal access to participate in the electoral process, regardless of ability. The Prime III voting system, http://www.PrimeVotingSystem.com , is a secure, multimodal electronic voting system that takes a usable security approach to address security, trust and ease of use.