Mr. Hursti is one of the world’s foremost experts on the topic of electronic voting security, having served in all aspects of the industry sector. He is an authority on uncovering critical problems in electronic voting systems worldwide, including in the U.S., Finland, Estonia, and Argentina. As a consultant, he has conducted and co-authored many studies, both academic and commercial, on numerous election systems’ data security and vulnerabilities. These studies have come at the request of officials, legislators and policy makers in 5 countries; including the U.S. government, at both the state and federal level. Mr. Hursti is famously known for his successful attempt to demonstrate how the Diebold Election Systems’ voting machines could be hacked, ultimately altering final voting results. Hursti performed two voting machine hacking tests which became widely known as the Hursti Hacks. The Hursti Hack tests were filmed and turned into an acclaimed HBO documentary called Hacking Democracy which was nominated for an Emmy award for outstanding investigative journalism. Mr. Hursti received the EFFI Winston Smith Award in 2008 and the EFF Pioneer Award in 2009 for his work in election security.