Vulnerability Assessment - Argonne National Laboratory


The question of 'what is a vulnerability assessment?' is what Dr. Roger Johnston from Argonne National Laboratory was answering at the September 9th 2013 Chicago Board of Elections meeting.


Defend the Vote has been working on a vulnerability assessment for about a year now.  This assessment includes all aspects of voting, and also includes a professional assessment by Argonne National Laboratory of the electronic voting machines.  This assessment was delayed last year when Chicago and Cook County both denied the request.


This has not stopped Defend the Vote investigations, and recently Sharon Meroni met with Dominion/Sequoia to work out the assessment.  Earlier, we reported on these meetings. 


Read the Letter to Illinois State board of ElectionsWhat is a Vulnerability Assessment?

 Argonne National Laboratory is in the Nuclear Engineering Department - On Defend the Vote


On Wednesday  September 19th, 2012, at the Union League Club in Chicago, Defend the Vote, an Illinois-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower citizens to protect the integrity of elections, held a news conference to announce a project with Argonne National Laboratory to evaluate the election security of Chicago and Suburban Cook Country's elections systems through a vulnerability assessment. This project is generously funded by Jack Roeser, Chairman and founder of Otto Engineering and Publisher of Champion News.

Read more: Press Release: Defend the Vote Introduces a Vulnerability Assessment