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        Susan Bradley
        Da Boss

        Tonight I heard on the news that President Trump fired Chris Krebs (no relation to Brian Krebs) who was head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure S
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      • #2312647
        woody
        Da Boss

        I’m completely taken aback.

        Everyone I know says that Chris has done an amazing job in a very tough situation.

        Ah well. Here’s hoping he gets star status in the next administration – if he wants it, after all the malarkey he’s been through.

      • #2312656
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Chris Krebs has been fired after his agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, last week released a statement calling the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”

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      • #2312660
        Fred
        AskWoody Plus

        As in many cases and places -everywhere-  the defenition of “political” is used to redefine truths. This degenetates the values of a society and misleads people. This time needs more honesty.

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      • #2312664
        NaNoNyMouse
        AskWoody Lounger

        As Skin, of Skunk Anansie, so wisely sang (expurgated version): “Everything‘s Political”

      • #2312675
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        This goes beyond the firing of one man. For the sake of dubious goals unlikely to be achieved, purges of such competent security experts as this one imperil the security of the USA.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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      • #2312679
        Fred
        AskWoody Plus

        purges of such competent individuals imperil the security of the USA

        In my humble opinion it’s not endangering only the USA, but all regions of the free world.

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        anonymous
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        Tomorrow shows promise whilst today sees disbelief in the current administration and misuse of power (no difference from a dictatorship for the next couple of months), however, Chris Krebs will be in demand by the big fish, undeniably and can only shine more on his reputation and honesty.

        In my humble opinion, surely all homeland security should be political. Cyberspace is just as much a threat as conventional threats that undermines business, govts but also inocent civilians. When we consider hackers can activate virtually anything with an internet connection from anywhere on or off the planet, things get serious.

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      • #2312700
        anonymous
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        It bothers me that we fire people who are fully qualified for their jobs simply because they said something the big cheese didn’t like. Just because you don’t like what they say doesn’t mean they’re bad.

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      • #2312719
        anonymous
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        Quoting another anonymous poster: “Just because you don’t like what they say doesn’t mean they’re bad.”  I wish that were equally applied to *both* sides of political discussions.

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