Diebold Doesn't Get It
This quote sums up nicely why Diebold should not be trusted to secure election machines:
David Bear, a spokesman for Diebold Election Systems, said the potential risk existed because the company's technicians had intentionally built the machines in such a way that election officials would be able to update their systems in years ahead.
"For there to be a problem here, you're basically assuming a premise where you have some evil and nefarious election officials who would sneak in and introduce a piece of software," he said. "I don't believe these evil elections people exist."
If you can't get the threat model right, you can't hope to secure the system.
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 3:22 PM • 54 Comments