Anyone who wishes to can now familiarize themselves with and try out e-voting. Swiss Post has provided a test platform on which anyone can run through the electronic vote casting process. Background: Swiss Post’s new e-voting system will be used for the first time in three cantons for the votes to be held on 18 June. Over the years, Swiss Post has developed a system that enables the verification of the entire voting process and ensures complete verifiability.
Swiss Post has always said that it wants to provide the cantons with a secure e-voting system. So we wanted to know: how secure is the e-voting system really? To celebrate the start of the public intrusion test, which is currently taking place, we talked to an ethical hacker. For several years, Swiss Post has been inviting hackers to check its IT systems for any security vulnerabilities and providing them with a reward for each vulnerability they identify. The same idea is now being applied to the e-voting system with a public intrusion test that is underway.
Cybercriminals keep finding new ways to hack into computers and the data of their victims. Swiss Post’s IT security experts are, in turn, constantly working on new ways to improve the security of the company’s IT infrastructure. Bug bounty programmes are an effective way to identify and fix security issues quicker. The programmes invite hackers to check IT systems for any security vulnerabilities, and provide them with a reward for each one they identify. Swiss Post is set to go a step further as anyone will now be able to look for vulnerabilities, instead of just those invited to do so.