Josh Benaloh is a senior cryptographer at Microsoft Research, where he works on data security, privacy, and verifiable election technologies. He earned an S.B. from M.I.T. and M.S., M. Phil., and Ph. D. degrees from Yale University where his 1987 doctoral dissertation introduced a new paradigm for verifiable secret-ballot elections. Benaloh was recently part of a technical team that studied the future of voting and the viability of voting using the Internet.
In this interview Benaloh discusses the things that legislators should know about Internet voting and the security challenges it presents.