Christopher Krebs Hasn’t Been Fired, Yet

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Krebs’s team worked with states to scan and patch systems for vulnerabilities, lock up voter registration databases and voter rolls, change default passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and print out paper backups, all to build up “resilience” in case of attack. He was protecting, he said, “the crown jewels of election administration.”When the pandemic upended everything, Mr. Krebs’s team shifted focus to securing vote-by-mail systems, despite the president’s campaign again them. That was when Mr. Krebs’s agency got in the White House’s cross hairs.- Advertisement – In interviews, Mr. Krebs countered Mr. Trump by saying mail-in voting would make the election more secure by creating a paper trail, critical for audits to establish that every legal ballot was correctly counted.It also made state registration databases more critical: an attack that froze or sabotaged voter-registration data — by switching addresses, marking registered voters as unregistered or deleting voters entirely — risked mass digital disenfranchisement. Mr. Krebs made it his personal mission to see to it that every last registration database was sealed up.When Mr. Trump called mail-in voting a “fraud” in his televised debate with Mr. Biden, now the president-elect, in September, Mr. Krebs contradicted the president at every turn, again without mentioning his name.- Advertisement –center_img “We’ve got a lot of confidence that the ballot’s as secure as it’s ever been,” Mr. Krebs told any reporter who asked.On Election Day, Mr. Krebs and senior officials held briefings with reporters every few hours to apprise them of any threats. Chad Wolf, the secretary of homeland security, a Trump loyalist and Mr. Krebs’s boss, even appeared at one to praise Mr. Krebs’s work. Despite small hiccups, Mr. Krebs reassured journalists that there was no major foreign interference or signs of systemic fraud.“It’s just another Tuesday on the internet,” he said.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Lifelong ambition

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Arsenal make enquiry to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby

first_imgArsenal make enquiry to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 May 2020 9:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link426Shares Leverkusen returned to action in the Bundesliga on Monday night (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have contacted the representatives of Bayer Leverkusen forward Moussa Diaby over the possibility of a summer move, according to reports.The 20-year-old has enjoyed a successful debut season in Germany, registering four goals and five assists in 20 games.Diaby has attracted interest from top clubs across Europe, and according to Le 10 Sport, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are leading the chase for his signature in the next transfer window.The French forward’s agent is said to have a good working relationship with the Gunners which could help facilitate a move.ADVERTISEMENTThe Bundesliga outfit are hesitant to let Diaby go and could demand up to €30 million (£27 million) for his services. Advertisement Arsenal have an array of talented wingers, including teenager Gabriel Martinelli (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi doesn’t expect any big-money moves to happen in the next transfer window given the financial uncertainty over the coronavirus crisis.AdvertisementAdvertisementSwap deals and signing free agents could be the order of business for the Gunners, with Chelsea’s out-of-contract winger Willian a potential target.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalTop scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be sold in the summer window as the Gabon international has just 14 months remaining on his current deal.Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea are all reportedly interested in signing the 30-year-old.MORE: Arsenal fans convinced club have dropped Bukayo Saka contract hintMORE: Arsenal preparing to launch £20m bid for ‘next N’Golo Kante’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more