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[Colloquium] Internet voting - threat or menace

March 27, 2012

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  • Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 
  • Time: 11:00 am — 12:15 pm 
  • Place: Mechanical Engineering 218

Jeremy Epstein
SRI International

Internet voting is in the headlines, frequently coupled with the question “if I can bank online and shop online why can’t I vote online.” This presentation will describe the range of systems that fall under the name “internet voting,” explain the security issues in today’s internet voting systems, recommend what can and can’t be done safely, discuss limitations of experimental systems, and point to future directions and areas for research.


Bio: Jeremy Epstein is Senior Computer Scientist at SRI International in Arlington, VA where his research interests include voting systems security and software assurance. Prior to joining SRI, Jeremy led product security for an international software vendor. He’s been involved with varying aspects of security for over 20 years. He is Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine, an organizer of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, and serves on too many program committees. Jeremy grew up in Albuquerque where he attended Sandia High School and UNM (part time while in high school), before fleeing the big city to earn a B.S. from New Mexico Tech in Computer Science, followed by an M.S. from Purdue University. He’s lived in Virginia for 25 years, and misses green chile every day.