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November 24, 2020

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Election security is a CISA success story; it paved way for broader collaboration with industry on cyber

November 18, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

The outpouring of support for dismissed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Director Christopher Krebs reflects a largely universal view that CISA effectively helped secure the 2020 elections, but equally important is how Krebs leveraged work on election security to build relationships and trust throughout the cyber community.

CISA and its predecessor DHS office stepped into a policymaking void after the 2016 election interference by the Russian government. Prior to that, states and localities were often on their own to defend against...


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