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Christopher Krebs: CISA Hasn’t Yet Seen ‘Coordinated’ Foreign Effort to Influence US Elections

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Christopher Krebs
Christopher Krebs Director CISA

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said CISA has not seen a “coordinated” effort of foreign election interference to date, The Hill reported Friday.

“Compared to where things were in 2016, we are not seeing that level of coordinated, determined cyber activity from adversaries,” Krebs said Friday during a Brookings Institution-hosted event. “We absolutely have better visibility across the networks, and we are just not seeing that same level of activity that we saw in 2016.”

He said he believes the U.S. elections this year will be “the most secure election in modern history” due to increased coordination of the federal government with local and state election officials and efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of systems, including the deployment of intrusion detection platforms across 50 states.