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

Harri Hursti Biography

Title:
Computer Security Consultant in Finland
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Based on publicly available documentation, source code excerpts and testing performed with the system, there seem to be several backdoors to the system which are unacceptable from a security point of view. These backdoors exist in each of these three layers and they allow the system to be modified in extremely flexible ways with even basic levels of security involved.”

“Security Alert: Critical Security Issues with Diebold TSx,” www.blackboxvoting.com, May 11, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Independent computer security consultant
  • Brennan Center Task Force on Voting System Security
  • Consulted with Black Box Voting to demonstrate security vulnerability of optical scan machines and electronic voting machines, now commonly referred to as the “Hursti Hack”
  • Former CEO, F Secure PLC, a Finnish computer security company
  • Designed first pan-European Internet service, EUnet, and co-founded the first commercial Internet service in Finland
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found