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Hillary Clinton headlining a cyber security summit this fall

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
May 31, 2019

Former First Lady and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be featured as the Cyber Defense Summit’s keynote speaker.

FireEye, the cybersecurity group that runs the annual summit, said on Twitter, “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.”

The event will take place in Washington, D.C. this October, with training slated for Oct. 7-8 and the conference during Oct. 9-10.

“Now in its 10th year, Cyber Defense Summit brings together many of the world’s leading security experts, frontline heroes, government leaders, and executives from various industries to address the challenges of today’s threat landscape,” FireEye said on its conference website.

“By coming together as a community to innovate, build strategies and share knowledge on today’s threats and tomorrow’s risks, we empower ourselves as defenders with the collective wisdom to protect our way of life and the technologies that have become central to it,” FireEye added.

Clinton was famously targeted by an email hack carried out by a Chinese state-owned company who was receiving copies of nearly all emails in her account, Fox News reported.

Further, Russian intelligence agents also accessed the emails of Clinton and the DNC using spearphishing tactics. They successfully obtained 70 gigabytes of data from her campaign servers, while just 300 gigabytes from the DNC network, TechCrunch reported.

Federal investigators later found that Clinton had transmitted classified information on a private, unsecured server out of her basement, and was even accused of trying to hide the evidence.

Former FBI Director James Comey described Clinton and her staff as “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” The Washington Free Beacon reported in 2016.

Clinton has maintained that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her as a result of Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” meddling, and has been warning Democratic candidates for the 2020 race that the election could be “stolen” from them too using the same tactics, USA Today reported earlier this month.

“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” she warned while on her “Evening with the Clintons” tour along with former President Bill Clinton.

It’s not clear how much Clinton will be paid to speak at the October event, but she frequently earned $200,000 per appearance after resigning as Secretary of State, and accumulated a total of $22 million in fees after 94 appearances, according to US News & World Report in 2016.