Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Donald Trump fires top cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the CISA, Christopher Krebs, who testified for the security of the 2020 presidential elections.
By Komal Joshi · Nov 18, 2020 . 5min read
President Donald Trump declared on Twitter on Tuesday night that he was firing top cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs, whose agency lately declared that the 2020 presidential election was secure. Till now, Krebs was the director of the CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) within the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr Trump declared that a statement from Krebs’ CISA stating the 2020 election as the most secure in history was “highly inaccurate.” Mr Trump’s legal team has failed so far to confer reliable indications of mass fraud, and Joe Biden is the president-elect.
The director of the CISA, Christopher Krebs, had mentioned a variety of statements and tweets over the past week. Thus, confirming the sincerity of the election. However, directly opposing Trump’s false statements of comprehensive fraud without naming the president.
For the uninformed, Krebs, a former Microsoft executive, managed CISA, from its invention in the wake of Russian interference with the 2016 election. He won bipartisan approval as CISA coordinated federal state and local efforts to support electoral systems from outside or domestic intervention.
Christopher Krebs fights fraudulent election claims.
Krebs has frequently forced back upon fraudulent claims that the election was tainted. On Tuesday, he tweeted out a report indicating that as per 59 election security experts, there is no conceivable sign of computer fraud in the 2020 election result.
However, post his liberation, the former Microsoft executive seemed to have no worries. However, to guard against potential cyber-threats, CISA operates with state and local election officials. It also works with the private companies that supply voting systems while controlling ballot tabulation and the power grid.
The firing of Krebs appears as Trump’s inability to acknowledge the victory of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. He is eliminating high-level officials he considers as inadequately loyal. Additionally, he fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on 9 November. Moreover, it was a part of a more widespread shakeup that set Trump loyalists in senior Pentagon positions.
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