Sounding the Alarm

As the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections brings concerns about election cybersecurity further into public view, security experts have been sounding the alarm behind the scenes for years to elected officials and federal agencies

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Guest Post: A first taste of formal software methods

Design Automation Engineer Leior Varon has been poking around at Free & Fair recently and has offered to reflect on what he’s been learning. Varon has a background in electrical engineering, but became interested in F&F’s use of formal methods in software system design. So, in order to get his feet wet in this world, Varon spent 6 weeks creating and implementing the formal specifications for Qubie, our Poll Queue Monitor. Here are his reflections.

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Open and Free Election Technology

Free & Fair is committed to releasing all our products, research, development, and proposals under open source licenses. Our primary focus is creating open source, high assurance election systems that are great for our customers. Our secondary focus is helping others create high assurance election systems using the concepts, tools, and techniques within our research field.

As such, today, on Wednesday, 17 May 2017, we are opening to the public more than 30 repositories in our Free & Fair GitHub Organization. These repositories contain the product demonstrators, security audits, proposals, tools, and technologies that we use to create high assurance election systems, some of which have been under development since the late 1990s.

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Don’t hack my vote! Get hands on with election security at South by Southwest

Free & Fair will be joining The Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode division and Wombat Security Technologies during the annual conference & festival that celebrates the convergence of the technology, film, and music industries. Free & Fair team members will be on hand at the CSM-Passcode/Wombat booth from Sunday, March 12 through Tuesday, March 14.

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