Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Election infrastructure is critical to insure a valid election. But, the problem of "One Voter, One Vote" is also in critical need of identifying as a valid concern that would require a re-evaluation of the Electoral College.

If the country is ever suppose to move forward with a majority vote, there needs to be a cyber security infrastructure that is closed to the internet. The "One Voter, One Vote" concept would require a dedicated polling frequency with enough protection to insure a valid vote. The country wants to move to a "One Voter, One Vote" and it should be considered. The only way to secure such an infrastructure is to license a company such as Apple to create a definitive security with rotating encryption software to prevent hacking. 

Additionally, a re-evaluation of the two party system should ensue and provide secure cyber for their parties.

After all that is completed, costing billions and there are still vulnerabilities, then a change in strategy has to conducted rolling back any and all computer related election platforms. FAX machines have yet to prove an infrastructure risk and hard wired telephones have proven to be safe and secure with only a court order to qualify a wiretap.

As a matter of fact, the smaller parties should consider taking an approach that limits their security to FAX and hard wired infrastructure. Party internet cites can be for information only, except, for donations which are a matter of convenience of the citizen. After this election I would think any serious candidate would replace any type of electronic communication or be considered unpatriotic.

9 January 2017
By Scott Nicholas

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (click here) has said election infrastructure should be recognized as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector and be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protection.
Johnson wrote in a blog post published Friday such determination will add election infrastructure, including centralized vote tabulations locations, communications technologies, polling places and storage facilities, as a priority on the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
“Now more than ever, it is important that we offer our assistance to state and local election officials in the cybersecurity of their systems,” said Johnson.
“Election infrastructure is vital to our national interests, and cyber attacks on this country are becoming more sophisticated, and bad cyber actors — ranging from nation states, cyber criminals and hacktivists — are becoming more sophisticated and dangerous.”
The post noted that there are currently 16 critical infrastructure sectors that include 20 subsectors which may ask for cybersecurity assistance from the Department of Homeland Security including commercial facilities, communications, emergency services and information technology.