Analysis of information security for a voting process for sectional governments in Ecuador

Segundo Moisés Toapanta Toapanta, Steven Xavier Romo Sañicela, Danny Wilfrido Barona Valencia, Luis Enrique Mafla Gallegos

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Knowing about different events in several Latin American countries, as well as in Ecuador, in relation to data alteration, in the different sectional voting processes, it has been necessary to carry out a security analysis provided by the systems of choice in the different sectional governments of the country. The objective of this study is to analyze information security policies, their processes, standards and encryption methods, for the voting processes of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE). In this study a qualitative, deductive and exploratory research approach was applied, which allowed an analysis of the articles in reference. The articles of law that the Constitution has stipulated were reviewed, since the country manages a traditional system, which is carried out through several stages or phases, but which in turn uses technological tools. During these stages there are risks that can harm the sectional candidates, in such a way that a review of the Ecuadorian reality is essential, which implies the commitment of their actors, working as a team with specialists in the different areas, as well as compliance with public policies. It is concluded that the prevention, processes and policies proposed by the entity are based on the pillars of information security of the ISO 27001 standard, it is also pertinent that the cryptography implemented by the CNE with the hash code is in constant integration with new more robust and secure cryptographic methods providing greater security, integrity and confidentiality avoiding alterations in the data entered in the electoral process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-359
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the University Polit?cnica Salesiana of the Ecuador, to the research group of the headquarters of Guayaquil "Computing, security and Informatics for a globalized world" (CSITGW) created in accordance with resolution 142-06-2017-07-19 and the Secretariat education higher science, technology and innovation (Senescyt).

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  • Electronic in Ecuador
  • Integrity of the information
  • Sectional Elections
  • Security of the information
  • Voting Processes


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