/

Christopher Krebs: Collaboration Key to Deterring Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections

1 min read
Christopher Krebs
Christopher Krebs Director CISA

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the lack of foreign cyber interference in U.S. election systems this year could be attributed to more than three years of collaboration, NBC News reported Wednesday.

"I think what you're seeing more than anything is 3½ years of collaboration," Krebs said.

He noted about CISA’s joint initiative with the Election Assistance Commission and the U.S. intelligence community to protect the presidential elections from foreign adversaries.

"The 50 states are working together, sharing information," Krebs said. "From where we came in 2016 to where we are, we have a much better game plan."

Krebs warned that hackers will continue for weeks to influence and compromise the election’s integrity. 

"We are by no means through this," Krebs said. "There's still a lot of time left on the clock. There are a number of things that could happen tonight, tomorrow, the ensuing weeks."

Gen. Paul Nakasone, fellow Wash100 Award recipient who leads both the National Security Agency and the military's U.S. Cyber Command, said "I'm confident the actions we've taken against adversaries over the past several weeks and months have ensured they're not going to interfere in our elections."

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Technology