Senior Cybersecurity Adviser Matt Masterson, who was central to CISA’s work on securing the election, posted a farewell thread
on Twitter thanking companions and lauding CISA’s efforts.
“I depart w/ absolute confidence the @CISAgov workforce will construct on the success we had,” Masterson tweeted
. “They’re the explanation for the unimaginable progress we made, have the belief of the election group & will do every thing they will to make sure the subsequent election is much more safe & resilient.”
Masterson ended his thread repeating
what Krebs wrote — spelling mistake and all — when he was fired by Trump
in November: “Honored to serve. We did it proper. Defend At this time, Safe Tomrorow. #Protect2020”
Krebs responded on Twitter thanking his former deputy.
“Most won’t ever know the hassle you set into the #Protect2020 marketing campaign,” Krebs wrote
. “Thanks in your service, you probably did it proper, my buddy. #CantHackPaper”
The Wall Street Journal
reported final week that Masterson is heading to the Stanford Web Observatory.
President Donald Trump fired Krebs by tweet on November 17, the end result of two weeks of Krebs and CISA debunking false claims by the President and his supporters concerning the election. CISA has continued to push again since Krebs was fired, with extra posts on its “Rumor Management” web page disputing claims about ballots being destroyed and voting techniques being manipulated.
Krebs has personally been a goal of some Trump allies, and is suing the Trump campaign — and a lawyer working with the campaign
to overturn the outcomes of the election — accusing them of defamation.
Trump marketing campaign lawyer Joe diGenova issued a call for violence against Krebs
final month throughout an look on Newsmax’s “The Howie Carr Present,” calling for Krebs to be “drawn and quartered” and “taken out at daybreak and shot.”