ALERT - DHS: We May Declare Elections System 'Critical Infrastructure'
I interrupt these regular pie fights of nothing burgers with an important update from Sane Progressive and the DHS wanting to declare our election systems "critical infrastructure".
Stop and think about that, if you can pull yourself away from gossiping at the water cooler, what would the "potential" be, if DHS took over our election systems?
Are our elections important to you? Just saying....
From Sane Progressive:
This should scare the heck out of you people!
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) [yes, there's an association for everything] has just announced its selections to head up a DHS "working group" tackling "election infrastructure cybersecurity." Like any committee formed in response to a hot-button topic, the appointees are better known for their years of tenure in government positions than their technical acumen, as the ACLU's Chris Soghoian points out.
4 state gov officials, 0 tech experts, appointed to new DHS Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group. https://t.co/jKH3SScpd4
— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) September 1, 2016
4 state gov officials, 0 tech experts, appointed to new DHS Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group.
About the only thing the appointees have going for them is that they fit the description: all four are state-level secretaries of state. Beyond that, there's very little to indicate they're qualified to take on cybersecurity issues.
None of these people have any expertise in Security issues or Election equipment / systems. Gee, how has that worked out before?
If you can pull yourself away for 10 minutes from gossiping and please at least sign the petition, that would be nice.
Sign the petition - White House Petition.
"DHS: We May Declare Elections System 'Critical Infrastructure' "
Press Release Announcing Formation of DHS Cybersecurity Election
Infrastructure Working Group:
See her YT page for more info links.
You can either continue yaking at the water cooler over nothing burgers or help out and try and save our country and our election systems.