Schneier on Security - Diebold Doesn't Get It
Schneier on Security: Diebold Doesn't Get It If you can't get the threat model right, you can't hope to secure the system.
I firmly believe that most government officials are decent, honest folk. On the other hand we know from experience that there are always a few who are not - and that is when problems occur. The threat model has to address when those few folk end up in the wrong position.
In short the Diebold spokesperson has just announced that the maker of election machines has no clue about security. Not reassuring...