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Title: Achieving Learning Objectives through E-Voting Case Studies

Abstract

The recent explosion in the use of electronic voting machines provides a wonderful opportunity to teach students about computer security. Because voting is the cornerstone of any democracy or republic, the need for secure voting systems is obvious. Further, students are familiar with how to vote. But the complexity of mapping a traditional process of voting using secret ballots to an electronic environment shows the difficulties of implementing secure processes and systems. In this article, we show a high level mapping from selected security and privacy education outcomes into a target ‘case study’ of developing electronic voting machines intended for traditional secret ballot elections. Our intent is to motivate both a set of lessons specifically involving e-voting, as well as illustrating the usefulness of having a mapping from outcomes to simplified case studies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
903237
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-53334
TRN: US200719%%517
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Security & Privacy, 5(1):53-56; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTERS; EDUCATION; SECURITY; e-voting; security; education

Citation Formats

Bishop, Matt, and Frincke, Deb. Achieving Learning Objectives through E-Voting Case Studies. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.1.
Bishop, Matt, & Frincke, Deb. Achieving Learning Objectives through E-Voting Case Studies. United States. doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.1.
Bishop, Matt, and Frincke, Deb. Mon . "Achieving Learning Objectives through E-Voting Case Studies". United States. doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.1.
@article{osti_903237,
title = {Achieving Learning Objectives through E-Voting Case Studies},
author = {Bishop, Matt and Frincke, Deb},
abstractNote = {The recent explosion in the use of electronic voting machines provides a wonderful opportunity to teach students about computer security. Because voting is the cornerstone of any democracy or republic, the need for secure voting systems is obvious. Further, students are familiar with how to vote. But the complexity of mapping a traditional process of voting using secret ballots to an electronic environment shows the difficulties of implementing secure processes and systems. In this article, we show a high level mapping from selected security and privacy education outcomes into a target ‘case study’ of developing electronic voting machines intended for traditional secret ballot elections. Our intent is to motivate both a set of lessons specifically involving e-voting, as well as illustrating the usefulness of having a mapping from outcomes to simplified case studies.},
doi = {10.1109/MSP.2007.1},
journal = {IEEE Security & Privacy, 5(1):53-56},
number = 1,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}