Auditing- Security Use Case

This topic is for discussions of security-related issues associated with the AuditingUseCase

Security Considerations

Information Types:

  • Cast Vote Records
  • Tabulator reports
  • Pollbooks
  • Audit Logs
  • Election process logs/checklists
Security Objectives and Impact Levels
  • Confidentiality: Low-to-Moderate
  • Integrity: High (CVRs, tabulator reports), otherwise Moderate
  • Availability: High (CVRs, tabulator reports), otherwise Moderate
  • Auditing potentially covers a wide variety of different tasks:
    • Auditing Cast Vote Records and Tabulator Reports
    • Checking voting system audit logs for anomalies
    • Verifying election process checklists
    • Ballot accounting and reconciliation
  • Including Auditing in-scope could could mean:
    • Does the system produce records to support auditing?
    • What are the proper procedures to conduct particular audits?
  • System support would largely depend on the audit that need to be supported.

VVSG Security Gap Analysis

Applicability of the VVSG 1.1 and/or draft VVSG 2.0

  • VVSG 1.1: Minimal guidelines on system support within VVPAT and Electronic Reports
  • VVSG 2.0: Minimal guidelines on system support within VVPAT and Electronic Reports
Estimated Level-of-Effort to Address
  • System Support: Moderate- While system requirements should be relatively straight-forward to develop, initial activities must determine what types of audits should be supported.
  • Audit Procedures: Moderate-to-Significant- This would be a new area that has not been addresed by the VVSG or TGDC, but there are existing resourses that could be collected.
Gap Areas
  • Revisit types of audits that should be supported by voting systems (i.e., Section 4 of the draft VVSG 2.0)

Related Resources


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Topic revision: r4 - 2016-09-12 - AndrewRegenscheid
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