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Open-Source Security: How Digital Infrastructure Is Built on a House of Cards

Log4Shell remains a national concern because the open-source community cannot continue to shoulder the responsibility of securing this critical asset and vendors are not exercising due care in incorporating open-source components into their products. A comprehensive institutional response to the incentives problem is needed. 

Election Security

Open-Source Software Won't Ensure Election Security

The technology behind elections is hard to get right. Elections require security. They also require transparency: anyone should be able to observe enough of the election process, from distribution of ballots, to the counting and canvassing of votes, to verify that the reported winners really won. But if people vote on computers or votes are tallied by computers, key steps of the election are not transparent and additional measures are needed to confirm the results.

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