As the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) transitions to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Director Chris Krebs explains the transition as well as next steps for election security. Ahead of the midterm elections, his team is reaching out to state and local officials to get ahead of potential threats. He also discusses the 2016 election, a “galvanizing moment” for the United States and cybersecurity that has led to focusing on a whole of nation effort to protect against network intrusions and other attacks that threaten to destabilize our infrastructure.
“We have the biggest rocks, but we also have the biggest glass house,” says Krebs. “How do we work with the private sector to make our house a little less glassy?” In this fireside chat, Krebs goes into the programs and partnerships his agency has established and looks to establish to solve that challenge both in the short-term and in the long term.