New advisory identifies vulnerabilities in voting software; Finds no evidence of interference in election results
The following is a statement from Pam Smith, president and CEO of Verified Voting, following the release of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) ICS Advisory (ICSA-22-154-01), which analyzed vulnerabilities in Dominion Voting Systems software. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILADELPHIA (June 3, 2022) – “Verified Voting strongly urges election officials to adopt the recommendations laid out in the ICS Advisory (ICSA-22-154-01) issued today.
“When vulnerabilities are identified in election systems – which are designated as critical infrastructure – CISA can conduct its own independent assessment and work with vendors and election officials to mitigate the vulnerabilities and disclose them responsibly. CISA’s advisory makes clear that there is no evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited in any election.
“The report underscores the importance of paper ballots, which bolster election security because they let voters verify that their votes are recorded correctly, and calls for rigorously auditing ballots after each election to confirm accurate counts. Paper ballots can also be fully recounted if needed. The report addresses one specific voting system, but some of these recommendations, including those on physical security and chain of custody, are appropriate for all jurisdictions regardless of the voting system in use.
“While election officials implement the recommended mitigations – which include conducting rigorous pre-and post-election testing on the machines as well as post-election audits – voters also have a role to play by always checking their ballot.”