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Software TestingCybersecurityUsabilityOperating System

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

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J. Alex Halderman 

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
7,495 Learners
1 Course

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Voting as a Security Problem

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 101 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Security Mindset13m
Security Requirements for Voting12m
The Living Voice8m
Early Paper Ballots19m
The Australian Ballot13m
Mechanical Voting Machines11m
Punched Card Voting12m
5 readings
Syllabus and Logistics10m
Staff10m
Companion Reading and Resources10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Reading List10m
1 practice exercise
Voting as a Security Problem20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Computers at the Polls

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 101 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Optical Scan Voting19m
DRE Voting Machines19m
Inside the Black Box11m
Paper as a Defense9m
Diebold22m
More Goes Wrong10m
1 reading
Reading List10m
1 practice exercise
Computers at the Polls20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Security Procedures and Voting Around the World

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 130 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Voter Authentication11m
Guarding Against Tampering18m
Field Testing12m
Case Studies13m
India's EVMs15m
Tamperproof?13m
India's Response11m
Bonus: Deport on Arrival13m
1 reading
Reading List10m
1 practice exercise
Security Procedures and Voting Around the World20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Human Factors and Internet Voting

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 113 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Usable Paper Ballots10m
Accessibility9m
Absentee Voting12m
A Bad Idea7m
Client-side Threats14m
Server-side Threats13m
Washington, D.C.26m
1 reading
Reading List10m
1 practice exercise
Human Factors and Internet Voting20m
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Top reviews from Securing Digital Democracy

By PMNov 21st 2019

An amazing, insightful and practical course that finds immediate application at any stage of an electoral process. Very highly recommend!!!

By TSMar 6th 2016

Taught very well. Assessments can be frustrating (i.e. "select all that apply" questions) but it adds to the learning process.

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