It’s been one year since Trump fired the CISA director
“As Krebs stayed in the spotlight, as he continued to talk about the importance of election security, CISA became a household name, which was what Krebs was trying to do the entire time he was there,” Tatyana Bolton, a former CISA official, told me. “It elevated his voice and that’s a little ironic. It’s certainly not what Trump intended.”
Bolton was cyber policy lead in CISA’s Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans during the Trump administration, but at the point Krebs was fired, she was temporarily assigned to serve on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. She’s now policy director for R Street Institute’s Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats team.