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Information Security and Computer Fraud. 2016, 4(1), 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/iscf-4-1-1
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Assessment of E-Voting Risks Using AHP Method for the Omani Government Election

Faisal Al Amry1, and ChengJack Kie1

1Faculty of Industrial Management, University Malaysia Pahang, TunRazak Highway, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Pub. Date: January 28, 2016

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Faisal Al Amry and ChengJack Kie. Assessment of E-Voting Risks Using AHP Method for the Omani Government Election. Information Security and Computer Fraud. 2016; 4(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/iscf-4-1-1

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is twofold; to investigate the risks involving with e-voting and to evaluate the risk management of policy of e-voting. In the country of Oman, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) has already implemented an e-voting system making use of the e-Authentication technique, which uses the existing National ID Card to authenticate citizens for voting. This new e-voting system will give solutions that shall allow all citizens to come to election points and get authenticated through their National ID Card before proceeding to the vote. The solution shall be hosted within the current National ID System, taking advantage of the electronic authentication of the cards while enhancing these capabilities with functions specific to the election process, ensuring election rights and introducing vote timestamp storage in the cards. However; review and observation within Ministry of Interior (MOI) of Oman concluded that there is no documented Risk Management Plan that can foresee risks, estimate impacts, and define responses to issues relating with risks involving voting process in the country of Oman. In the context of e-voting systems, risk management is regarded as the characterization of the e- Voting System in Oman; this consists of defining the system for the risk assessment. This is the assessment of system elements, such as hardware, software, system interfaces, data and information, personnel actions, and the mission of the e- Voting system. This is followed by the Identification Threat Sources, Vulnerability Identification, Controls Analysis, Threat Likelihood, performance of impact Analysis and risk level. It is then followed by the Development of Risk Mitigation Strategies and finally the documentation of Results.

Keywords:
risk e-voting risk management parliamentary election risk modelling AHP Ministry of Interior (MOI)

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