National: Most Security Measures Easy to Breach, Expert Says | NBC Chicago

When things go really, really wrong, Roger Johnston has a really, really good day. After all, he’s usually the man who made them go wrong.

Johnston has a PhD, 10 patents to his name, and what every 10 year old kid would think is a dream job. As chief of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago, he has made it is his mission to crack into every security system labeled as foolproof by their creators.

“We need to be thinking like the bad guy,” said Johnston. “The unfortunate reality is that the bad guys get to define the problem. The good guys don’t.”

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One response to “Most Security Measures Easy to Breach, Expert Says | NBC Chicago”

  1. Frank Henry says:

    Phil Roger and his story hero Roger Johnson bring up some good info
    on our election counting processes.

    A fix in the counting problem exist today…Its called the the “Three
    Step Count.” It usable with machine or hand count processes:

    1. Closing Count…
    At end of election day perform closing count by hand or machine of
    all ballots belonging to the polling place. Fill out closing reports and
    lock/seal machines if used.

    2. Verification Count…
    Before the election workers go home after performing step 1, do a
    verification count by hand counting every vote on every ballot and
    include voters intent.

    3. Recount…
    After official counts are published…allow anyone to request recount.
    Cost of recount to be covered by the election budget. A refundable
    fee should be collected from the requester.

    The above three step should be written into law. The three steps shall
    be applied to all elections (fed, state, local). The three steps will give
    the voter a portion of their “Full Voting Rights” by giving them a greater
    than 99% confidence of a vote count accuracy of greater than 99%.

    The three steps will help with the so-called “security” flag/issue that
    we keep hearing about. More to the point the three steps will identify
    actual count errors. The election officials as part of their post election
    audit process (if required by their local/state election laws…etc) can
    review the errors to see if they are human driven or were in fact caused
    by fraud activities.

    The text of the above thre steps are topical…for details feel free to
    contact me.

    Thanks and Good Luck

    Frank Henry

    Election Worker
    Former Election Official
    (50 Years-Plus Electronics Background)

    Tel: 928-649-0249