Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

Government Association Endorses Blockchain for Elections

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:32am

Declining trust in elections threatens democratic institutions all over the world, and it is imperative we restore it in our democratic institutions.

Key Points: 
  • Declining trust in elections threatens democratic institutions all over the world, and it is imperative we restore it in our democratic institutions.
  • Susan Eustice, Chair of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Voting Working Group has a lifetime of experience with elections.
  • Eustice stated, "The same technologies banks use to move trillions of dollars each day can be made private and secure enough for elections by adding blockchain technology."
  • However, there are two reasons why mobile devices and blockchain are typically not used for federal elections:
    - There is a concern that internet-connected systems cannot be made private and secure for elections.

Global Arena Holding Files 10-K Highlighting Revenue Growth, Debt Reduction and Expanding Business Opportunities

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Monday, April 4, 2022 - 11:22pm

2021 Year End Financial Summary:

Key Points: 
  • 2021 Year End Financial Summary:
    Gross revenue for the year was $1,223,116; an increase of roughly 91% from the same period in 2020.
  • Additionally, it is important to highlight the Companys capitalization table as management greatly endeavored to stave off dilution by improving its convertible debt balance sheet.
  • At that time, the Company also recognized a gain of $509,080 on the settlement of its debt.
  • Global Arena Holding, Inc. trades on the OTC Markets, under the ticker symbol GAHC.

Pennsylvania Department of State Certifies Third New Voting System with Paper Trail and Advanced Security

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 5:12pm

To attain Pennsylvania certification, a system must meet the Department of State's updated security and accessibility standards and also be certified by the federal Election Assistance Commission .

Key Points: 
  • To attain Pennsylvania certification, a system must meet the Department of State's updated security and accessibility standards and also be certified by the federal Election Assistance Commission .
  • There are two additional systems now undergoing certification testing, and one system expected to be submitted for testing in January.
  • In April, the department informed counties they have until the end of 2019 to select new voting systems that provide a paper record.
  • Governor Wolf has committed to seeking state funding for at least half of the counties' cost for new voting systems.

U.S. EAC Voting System Standards Fail to Protect Systems In Penetration Security Tests

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

The firm found that its team of penetration testers was able to reverse engineer voting media and replace software in voting systems with a program that emulates it, but recompiled with malicious logic, instructs it to record malicious votesdespite the systems having passed EAC voting system standards.

Key Points: 
  • The firm found that its team of penetration testers was able to reverse engineer voting media and replace software in voting systems with a program that emulates it, but recompiled with malicious logic, instructs it to record malicious votesdespite the systems having passed EAC voting system standards.
  • Coalfire found additional vulnerabilities across end-to-end voting process and infrastructure and a lack of cybersecurity rigor in the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 1.1 standard issued by the EAC.
  • Coalfire's analysis was derived from expert security assessments and penetration testing against voting networks and systems across 10 states.
  • The report explains specificsecurity vulnerabilities found in voting machines and in the electronic voting infrastructure overall, describing where the VVSG 1.1 framework falls short and where the penetration tests failed in voting systems.