We are involved in a project related to the evaluation and possible introduction of \mbox{e-voting} for elections held in the Autonomous Province of Trento. One of the goals of the project is defining the laws and the procedures that will regulate e-voting and guarantee the same or an higher level of security than the traditional, paper-based, elections. To do so, we are tackling the problem (also) at the procedural level, namely, we are trying to understand weaknesses and strengths of the procedures regulating elections in Italy, in order to analyze possible attacks and their effects. The analyzes are based on formal specifications of the procedures and on model checkers to help us derive possible attacks. We believe the approach to be useful to help us systematically identifying the limits of the current procedures (i.e. under what hypotheses attacks are undetectable) and, consequently, to state more precisely under what hypotheses and conditions we can guarantee reasonably secure elections.

Formal Procedural Security Modeling and Analysis

Weldemariam, Komminist Sisai;Villafiorita Monteleone, Adolfo
2008

Abstract

We are involved in a project related to the evaluation and possible introduction of \mbox{e-voting} for elections held in the Autonomous Province of Trento. One of the goals of the project is defining the laws and the procedures that will regulate e-voting and guarantee the same or an higher level of security than the traditional, paper-based, elections. To do so, we are tackling the problem (also) at the procedural level, namely, we are trying to understand weaknesses and strengths of the procedures regulating elections in Italy, in order to analyze possible attacks and their effects. The analyzes are based on formal specifications of the procedures and on model checkers to help us derive possible attacks. We believe the approach to be useful to help us systematically identifying the limits of the current procedures (i.e. under what hypotheses attacks are undetectable) and, consequently, to state more precisely under what hypotheses and conditions we can guarantee reasonably secure elections.
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