CISA's Krebs in the Spotlight During Voting Battles
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The head of the Department Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher Krebs, is in the spotlight this week during the protracted and highly contentious presidential election vote counting, as he tries to deprive some of the more prominent voter fraud conspiracy theories of oxygen. He’s also receiving many accolades for his term as the first head of the independent cybersecurity agency. And, he’s the recipient of some concern that Donald Trump might boot him out in his last-gasp purge of competent government officials.
Earlier this week, David Sanger and Julian Barnes of the New York Times had this piece on how the much-feared cyberattacks against the election never materialized this go-around, citing unnamed bi-partisan officials who give Krebs kudos for prioritizing network hardening against potential hackers during his four-year tenure. (Sanger gave another nod to Krebs in the immediate aftermath of election day for being the voice of rea…
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