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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:13 PM

Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for DHS's CISA has been fired (Bryan Ware)



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Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Bryan Ware bas been fired. Looks like Trump wants to leave our Infrastructure wide open for attack
Senior U.S. cybersecurity official asked to resign amid Trump transition tumult
Senior U.S. cybersecurity official asked to resign amid Trump transition tumult
A senior U.S. cybersecurity official is leaving government after being asked to resign, an official familiar with the matter said Thursday, part of a wider thinning of President Donald Trump's...
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Reply Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for DHS's CISA has been fired (Bryan Ware) (Original post)
Nevilledog Nov 12 OP
NCjack Nov 12 #1
Pachamama Nov 12 #2
bluestarone Nov 12 #3
woodsprite Nov 12 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 12 #5
BComplex Nov 12 #6
exboyfil Nov 12 #8
bdamomma Nov 12 #7
BlueLucy Nov 12 #9
BComplex Nov 12 #10
stillcool Nov 12 #11
napi21 Nov 12 #12
crickets Nov 12 #13

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:15 PM

1. Did Ware get caught block Russian cyber threats?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. He is burning down the house....

But before that, he is inviting the Looters to come in and take what they want....



This is insane....our National Security and the safety of our Nation are quite literally being compromised and endangered before our very eyes....

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. RUMP has DESTROYED so many lives!!

WORST fucking animal EVER!!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:17 PM

4. He wants it open for the 'recounts'. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:19 PM

5. Surprised it didn't happen a few months ago, before the e;ection.

Oh well, another act to investigate. DOJ is going to be a very busy branch of the federal government starting in January.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:24 PM

6. AND REPUBLICANS SAY NOTHING!!!!!! McConnell!???? Richard Burr w/ Intelligence Committee?

Nobody??? Do republicans care ONE WHIT about the USA, or only about their party?

Are they letting this go so they can bring down Joe's presidency?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:28 PM

8. As someone pointed out

These vote totals are in databases. The results have not be certified yet. Everyone should write their GOP Senators (as if it would do any good).

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:26 PM

7. Putin's

commands leave the US weak and sick.


tRump is a Russian accomplice.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:29 PM

9. What Putin wants, Putin gets. nt

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Response to BlueLucy (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:30 PM

10. This is really terrifying.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:40 PM

11. oy. Not sounding good.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 04:03 PM

12. I don't know Mr. Ware, & I'm sorry he got DT's ywitter axe, but I do know department Directors are

decision makers, not worker bees. Because it's only 69 days until we have a new President, I think the Cyber Security division of Homeland Security should be fine.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 05:08 PM

13. I hope you're right, but... not so sure about that, unfortunately.




https://thenextweb.com/politics/2019/10/25/white-house-cybersecurity-chief-quits-says-leadership-is-inviting-an-attack/

White House computer security Chief Dimitrios Vistakis gave the White House one helluva resignation notice earlier this week when he quit over practices he dubbed ďabsurdĒ including the systemic purging of cybersecurity staff.

They say that history repeats itself. Unfortunately given all of the changes Iíve seen in the past three months, I foresee the White House is posturing itself to be electronically compromised once again. Allowing for a large portion of institutional knowledge to concurrently walk right out the front door seems contrary to the best of interests of the mission and organization as a whole.


The above quote, taken from a memo obtained by Axios and sent by Vistakis summarizes the former directorís worries. The rest of the letter paints the picture of a Trump administration hellbent on purging the Obama-appointed security specialists tasked with defending White House computers in the wake of a 2014 breach. [snip]

Vistakis' greatest complaint seems to be that White House officials are prioritizing the Presidentís comfort or convenience over actual computer security.


Link to Axios memo - Oct 2019
https://www.axios.com/scoop-cyber-memo-warns-of-new-risks-to-white-house-network-9aa19c6c-77a3-485b-919b-1dd9bd691514.html

A bit further down in the thread:



Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security will be replaced - Feb 2018
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1G62NI

The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.



The wrecking ball has been swinging against US cybersecurity for a while now.

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