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Chapter Event: E-Voting — Information Security Implications

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The New York Metro ISSA chapter is happy to host a meeting on Monday, October 20, 2008 that focuses on E-voting and the associated security and privacy implications.

Register Today: Registration for this event is handled by cvent.com. Full session details and registration information is available at http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?5S,M3,69282422-ab72-4f5d-9e37-f32393441ed7.

Important Announcement: This meeting will be free to paid members of the New York Metro ISSA Chapter only. There will be a $35 fee for all other attendees, payable by credit card at the time of registration. If you are not a New York Metro chapter member, you must register in advance; no on-site registration will be allowed.

If you have a question about your membership status, please email membership@nymissa.org. You may join the New York Metro chapter by applying at http://www.issa.org/Join/Join-Online.html.

E-voting is an election system that allows a voter to record his or her secure and secret ballot electronically. In 2004, it’s estimated that approximately 30 percent of the voting population in the United States used some form of e-voting technology, including direct electronic recording (DER) touch screens or optical scanners, to record their vote for President. Electronic votes are stored digitally in a storage medium such as a tape cartridge, diskette, or smart card before being sent to a centralized location where tabulation programs compile and tabulate results. Advocates of e-voting point out that electronic voting can reduce election costs and increase civic participation by making the voting process more convenient. Critics maintain that without a paper trail, recounts are more difficult and electronic ballot manipulation, or even poorly-written programming code, could affect election results. (Reference — Whatis.com)

This session examines the information security implications of e-voting and what it means to you as you go out to cast your vote in November.