President Donald Trump introduced the firing the official in charge of election cybersecurity, Christopher Krebs, in a Tuesday night tweet. Before his firing, Krebs served as the first director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Although the presidential election was extensively referred to as for Joe Biden on November seventh, Trump has not conceded, and he and his allies have made quite a few claims about supposed election fraud that aren’t backed up by proof. Krebs, nonetheless, has actively debunked voting misinformation, resembling denying a false conspiracy principle claiming that secret pc techniques have been committing voter fraud.
To be crystal clear on ⬇️, I’m particularly referring to the Hammer and Scorecard nonsense. It’s simply that – nonsense. This is just not an actual factor, don’t fall for it and suppose 2x earlier than you share. #Protect2020 https://t.co/f2FpSbRXKy
— Chris Krebs #Protect2020 (@CISAKrebs) November 7, 2020
Krebs himself reportedly anticipated to be fired, in keeping with a November twelfth report from Reuters. And that very same day, CISA launched a press release signed by the members of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee backing him up, saying that there was “no evidence” that voting in the US “was in any way compromised” and calling the election “the most secure in American history.”
Trump fired him anyway.
Krebs was nominated for his former submit by Trump in June 2018, and joined the DHS to advise on cybersecurity points in 2017. Before becoming a member of the DHS, Krebs led Microsoft’s coverage work on cybersecurity and know-how points, in keeping with his CISA bio.