IEEE S&P Sponsors E-Voting Panel at RSA
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., March, 2008 – IEEE Security & Privacy magazine, the information security field’s leading magazine, announces a controversial panel on electronic voting at the RSA Conference April 7-11. The panel is comprised of the foremost experts on e-voting.
“E-Voting: The Politics of Broken Systems” will take place on Thursday, 10 April from 10:40-11:50 a.m. during the RSA Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. As witnessed in past elections, most e-voting systems suffer from well-documented and publicly demonstrated security failures. This IEEE Security & Privacy panel will demonstrate these problems (some discovered by panelists), describe research results for better future systems, and explain what happens when politics and technology collide on a subject critical to democracy.
The four panelists are renowned e-voting experts, including Ed Felten, founding director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He was the Department of Justice’s lead computer-science expert witness in the Microsoft antitrust case, and has testified before the House Administration Committee on electronic voting.
Doug Jones is an associate professor of computer science at University of Iowa and principal investigator with the National Science Foundation-funded Accurate (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable, and Transparent Elections). Alec Yasinsac of Florida State University sits on the Florida Help America Vote Act Planning Committee. Dave Wagner is an associate professor of computer science at University of California, Berkeley. He participates in both Accurate and Trust (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology).
IEEE Security & Privacy columnist and Silver Bullet Security Podcast interviewer Gary McGraw will serve as moderator. McGraw is the CTO of Cigital and author of nine books on software security.
At Booth #2650, the IEEE Computer Society will be featuring IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. Promotions include a mouse pad giveaway, free pens, and a drawing for several prizes, including two $100 Amazon.com gift certificates. In addition, booth visitors who subscribe to the magazine receive a free t-shirt. The annual RSA Conference draws about 17,000 attendees and features 350 exhibitors and more than 220 sessions in 19 class tracks.
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