What is it with Democrats and network security issues? The Awan brothers. The DNC Hack. Podesta’s emails. Hillary and her unsecured server. And New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan, who had her Senate Office hacked. Not by Russians, but by Doxxing Democrat staffers.
Every keystroke in the office was being beamed across public wi-fi for some unknown amount of time. The result of keyloggers set by Jackson Cosko who, with the help of another Hassan staffer, Samantha DeForest-Davis, used that access to dox Republican Senators.
The Awan brothers were Pakistani. Everyone (especially the Chinese) got access to national security secrets thanks to the Clintons, and not just when Hillary was Sec. of State. Neither the DNC hack nor the Podesta hack was Russia. That was probably staffers as well, one of whom is dead. But we did learn that CNN helped Hillary (and now Liz Warren). But for some reason or other, they think this makes them experts.
Senator Hassan was brought in to consult on a case in Stafford County in New Hampshire. That experience has inspired Maggie to co-sponsor legislation to expand the reach of the US government. The one that couldn’t prevent any of those other hacks because of, well, Democrats.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Every state would have its own cybersecurity coordinator under a bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. … It would require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a program to provide each state with a federally funded coordinator to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats, such as the ransomware attacks recently experienced by Strafford County and the Sunapee school district.
It is a bipartisan bill with two Republican and two Democrat sponsors. Rob Portman of Ohio is a go-to ‘Republican’ name on Democrat legislation. John Cornyn from Texas is the other.
So, the same government that can’t (or so I hear) keep Russia from meddling in our elections will provide 50 ministers of cybersecurity to the hapless states?
Why am I not impressed?
Here’s an idea (three of them).
- Why not give them back their gas tax money instead for road and infrastructure improvements?
- Take the 70 plus billion extracted for the Department of Ed and let the State keep it? I hear there isn’t enough money to teach kids how to feel about math or science.
- Stop redirecting billions to crony energy projects and let states decide how to spend their own money, including on, if needed, cybersecurity.
If you can’t tell, I’m not objecting to the idea of having experts available to address conflicts in a real and modern battlespace. I oppose allowing the Federal government to mishandle it, which they will.