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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

CSG at the Swiss Cyber Storm Event 2019 in Bern

Christian Killer from CSG@IfI, UZH, was invited to present current work on eVoting at this year's international IT security conference "Swiss Cyber Storm", October 15, 2019, Bern, Switzerland. Together with Melchior Limacher from the Limacher Informationssicherheit GmbH, Christian talked about the"Digital Exposure of Traditional Swiss Voting Channels". Especially, this talk featured a description of the current Swiss postal voting process and its security analysis and was based on the full paper previously presented at the E-VOTE ID in Bregenz, Austria.

This year's Swiss Cyber Storm had more than 300 attendees, combining practitioners and security researchers interested in various security topics from a technical and managerial perspective. The interest in the Swiss Postal Voting Security was considerably large, since no prior work analyzed and described so far potential threat events on postal voting systems, and not even on the Swiss postal voting scheme.

Thus, the key threat events were described in detail. They revealed many interesting facts of a highly distributed, human-centric, but partially technology-supported, and plausibility check-driven voting in a decentralized, IT-support, and personnel-driven voting approach.

After the talk, many personal interactions with representatives of the Swiss Bundeskanzlei, the Swiss Post, Geneva chVote, and selected companies discussed various facets of "Digital Exposure of Traditional Swiss Voting Channels".


Christian Killer