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Faculty cybersecurity expert discussed election security in TV interview

Paul Weingartner, Program Chair for Computer Network Engineering Technology and the Cyber-Security Major, was featured in a news story about election systems security that aired several times on WLWT-TV.

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In 2018, Paul served as a security “pathfinder” for the State of Ohio and helped six Ohio counties evaluate the security of their voting systems.

Paul said electronic voting machines in Ohio have a paper back-up system that can be audited to provide additional election security. He said the election officials he met with have “never” found discrepancies between the electronic and paper records.