Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Bruce Schneier Biography

Title:
Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“In the aftermath of the U.S.’s 2004 election, electronic voting machines are again in the news. Computerized machines lost votes, subtracted votes instead of adding them, and doubled votes. Because many of these machines have no paper audit trails, a large number of votes will never be counted.”

“The Problem with Electronic Voting Machines,” originally published on the website openDemocracy.com and available on his website

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.
    Advisory Board, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Member, National Committee for Voting Integrity
  • Board of Directors, International Association for Cryptologic Research
  • Excellence in Programming Award, Dr. Dobb’s Journal
  • Top 5 Influential Information Technology Security Thinkers, SC Magazine
  • Top 25 Chief Technical Officers, InfoWorld Magazine
Education:
  • MS, Computer Science, American University
  • BS, Physics, University of Rochester
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)?