Open-source systems are only one step towards guarding our votes against manipulation—and the hypothesis that using open source software will by itself improve security is questionable at best.
Matt Bishop is a Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, and co-director of the Computer Security Laboratory there. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1984. His main research area is the analysis of vulnerabilities in computer systems. He has been active in election work, and electronic voting system work, since 2003. He was on the RABA team that performed a red team test of Maryland's electronic voting systems in 2004, on the Florida team that examined electronic voting systems for problems after the 2006 Congressional District 13 election, and co-led the technical part of the California Top-to-Bottom Review of electronic voting systems used in the state of California. His textbook, "Computer Security: Art and Science," is widely used in university courses on computer security.
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