On Elections, DHS Is an Advisor on Cybersecurity, Not the Nation’s Policeman of Election Fraud

Source: PJ Media.

Maybe you have heard the statement from the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that the 2020 presidential election was “the most secure in American history.” If you have, take it with a grain of salt.

According to the authors, CISA has no capacity to know any such thing. CISA’s only function is advisory. It has no authority, no jurisdiction , and no ability to monitor or investigate anything.

This might explain why President Trump fired CISA’s director, Chris Krebs, earlier this week. It is entirely reasonable to fire high-level officials who make unsupportable public statements.

8 thoughts on “On Elections, DHS Is an Advisor on Cybersecurity, Not the Nation’s Policeman of Election Fraud

  1. “We seek to help organizations better manage risk and increase resilience using all available resources, whether provided by the Federal Government, commercial vendors, or their own capabilities.”

    “We coordinate security and resilience efforts using trusted partnerships across the private and public sectors, and deliver technical assistance and assessments to federal stakeholders as well as to infrastructure owners and operators nationwide.”

    https://www.cisa.gov/about-ciNow, your contention is that CISA knows nothing and has no authority to oversee cybersecurity.

    Here is the thing. Under any kind of normal administration and a normal election with a normal, sane, patriotic president, Krebs’ news about the security of our election would be cause for relief, celebration and kudos for a job well done. Particularly since we know that there are foreign, and domestic, agents that would love for our nation to fold under the pressure of insecure elections that undermine citizens’ confidence in our systems.

    But evidently, Trump knows a lot more that Krebs or any other person in the administration. And Krebs dared to contradict the tea leaves floating in Trump’s Diet Coke.

    And some folks wonder why I call Trump a traitor.

    Because he is one.

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    1. RE: “your contention is that CISA knows nothing and has no authority to oversee cybersecurity.”

      Not my contention. It is the contention of the authors of the article, one of whom used to work for the Federal Election Commission. Moreover, your quotes from the CISA web site are perfectly consistent with the contention at hand.

      RE: “But evidently, Trump knows a lot more that Krebs or any other person in the administration.”

      The NSA and the FBI certainly might know a lot more than Krebs about the security of the election.

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        1. What’s relevent to the topic at hand is that CISA was in no position to opine on the security of the election.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if the intelligence community has evidence of election fraud that the president is aware of, but that’s just speculation.

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          1. Why was CISA in no position to issue a factual statement?

            We had an election that was fraught with daily statements about being fraudulent, rigged, a hoax, whatever else, without a scintilla of compelling, accurate evidence proving those allegations.

            So CISA at least reassured us that we did well from a cyber security standpoint. The president is in hiding anyway. Americans deserve the truth and they got it.

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      1. “Not my contention.”

        By posting the piece and voicing support for it, it becomes your contention, Dr. Semantics.

        If you had something to the effect that the piece says this, I find it interesting. But you said “This might explain why President Trump fired CISA’s director, Chris Krebs, earlier this week. It is entirely reasonable to fire high-level officials who make unsupportable public statements.”

        Full throated support of the PJM article by you. By COMMON SENSE, it becomes your contention

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    1. Here’s an interview
      https://www.ucsf.edu/magazine/covid-hearts

      The other shoe is starting to drop… covid and myocarditis. Think of it this way, your heart has a countdown clock with some random amout of time on it. Covid-19 starts that clock in a large number of people, regardless of age or symptoms.

      Two studies, average ages 49 and 19, found cardio problems in 78% and 15%.

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