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DHS official says 'trust' with states prevents sharing cyber threats to election with Congress

November 30, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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The Department of Homeland Security's Christopher Krebs told House lawmakers that a “trust” relationship with state officials has prevented the department from sharing specific details about cyber threats to the 2016 presidential election with Congress.

Krebs said “we don't have statutory authority to compel” states to report cyber incidents to the federal government, while expressing concern that the level of trust needed to get states to share with DHS could be undermined by passing along that information to lawmakers.


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