Special Report: CISA's Krebs Expects to Be Fired, Experts Issue Defiant Statement Calling Election 'Most Secure' in History
Krebs' right-hand cybersecurity aide asked to leave CISA, Lawmakers praise Krebs' duty to the country
The cybersecurity and political worlds were roiled yesterday by a scoop from Reuters’ Christopher Bing that Chris Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was telling associates that he expected to be fired by the Trump Administration. That scoop followed another one by Cyberscoop’s Sean Lyngaas that Krebs’ right-hand man on cybersecurity, Bryan Ware, was stepping down from his post. Bing and his Reuters colleagues Joseph Menn and Raphael Satter later clarified that Ware’s departure was involuntary.
At the heart of Krebs’ possible impending departure have been his efforts to debunk and contradict a host of conspiracy theories that undermine the voting public’s confidence in America’s election systems. During his four-year tenure at CISA, Krebs has made it his mission to protect the country’s elections from domestic and foreign cyberattacks as well as from disinformation campaigns.
The Trump White House was partic…
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