President Donald Trump created the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) back in 2018 for the maintenance of election security and protection against ransomware attacks. The Trump created agency said that no evidence against the U.S. election has been found. Trump has been making numerous allegations that the current voting systems of the U.S. 2020 elections had been compromised.
The CISA agency in part of the Department of Homeland security was created by President Trump himself back in 2018 to prevent risks to the Nation’s infrastructure.
Significant accountability of the CISA includes protection against ransomware attacks that involve releasing malware in victim's systems. The attacker then threatens to publish the victim's data or block access to the system unless a ransom amount is paid in Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies.
Bryan Ware, a top official within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, abruptly resigned.
The official in his resignation letter implied that the decision was not of his. Rumors circulated that CISA Director Christopher Krebs is also expected to be fired soon amidst a shakeup at the Department of Defense.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump took to his Twitter to announce the firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper via a tweet on the morning of Tuesday, November 9, 2020.
At the end of the day, the DoD’s acting policy chief, the chief of staff to the defense secretary, and the undersecretary of defense for intelligence had all resigned.
A similar kind of systematic firings at CISA wouldn’t be much of a surprise as the president has called into question the credibility of the results and has alleged systemic election fraud.
Following Ware’s resignation, the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council, of which CISA Assistant Director Bob Kolasky is a member, released a letter claiming that the systemic election rigging had no evidence: