The “geniuses” over at FireEye have seemed to deem ol’ 30k-deleted-emails-hacked-server Hillary Clinton as a keynote speaker at the 2019 Cyber Defense Summit this year… this is not a joke.
“We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at our #FireEyeSummit in October! Secretary Clinton will engage in an intimate Q&A keynote discussion,” a tweet from the company read.
We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at our #FireEyeSummit in October! Secretary Clinton will engage in an intimate Q&A keynote discussion with Kevin Mandia.
— FireEye (@FireEye) May 30, 2019
On their website, they state: “informative and insightful keynotes from industry thought leaders.” “Take this opportunity to share best practices, learn about the latest advancements, and enhance your cyber preparedness.”
Wow… I mean, if the point is how to fail epically at cybersecurity, I guess I could see the pointing of inviting Hillary Clinton. Otherwise, this feels like a prank (even though I’m aware it is not).
Her comments will follow a slew of appearances in which she attributed her 2016 loss partly to Russian cyber activities used to interfere in the election. In May, she said the election was “stolen” from her.
“I think it’s also critical to understand that, as I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” she said during an event in May.
She and her team faced suspicions of trying to conceal evidence as well after it scrubbed her server. At one point, Clinton seemed to defender herself by suggesting she didn’t know what it meant to “wipe” a server.
“What, like with a cloth or something?” Clinton said when asked about the issue during the election cycle. “I don’t know how it works digitally at all,” she said.