Election Security

Bruce Schneier is right. Russian cyberattacks aimed at influencing our elections can't be tolerated. And, even though the attacks are partisan, as Schneier correctly notes, all Americans ought to understand that there's no guarantee the next attack will coincide with one's own political proclivities. We have to respond in some meaningful fashion to the attacks and their sponsors. And then we have to get very serious about securing our election systems. For my part, that means paper ballots, voter-verified paper trails at the very least if we insist on using electronic voting machines.

We really have to take seriously the security of systems upon which our democratic institutions depend, in the very same way we protect our critical infrastructure.