Ep 39 Keeping the Ghost out of Canada's Electoral Machine

Craig voted in the Ontario election today, and joked with the scrutineer that he hoped the Russians weren't hacking the Ontario electoral officer's counting machines.  Because if they were, that would be a cyber security integrity threat. (He was assured the machines were safe from the internet).  In this podcast, Craig and Stephanie discuss the various dimensions of cyber security -- confidentiality, integrity and availability -- using an escalating 2019 federal election hypothetical to examine the policy and legal issues.  They end by discussing what, if any, fixes are found in the new Canada Elections Act amendments offered in the new bill C-76.  Their bottom line: We Need A Plan So That We Aren't Making It Up As We Go.

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