FireEye, Inc. is hosting its 10th annual Cyber Defense summit, intended to "bring 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," the intelligence-led security company explains on its website.
They thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would fit the bill, so they invited her to give one of the keynote speeches.
Worse, she accepted.
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
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I could provide a recap of Clinton's unethical use of a private server during her tenure at the State Department, and how the FBI had to dedicate a whole investigation to it...But instead here are a few of the 3,000 entertaining comments left on FireEye's announcement post.
Topic 2: How effective is a hammer at deleting information? Is the bathroom closet sufficient to store a nation's classified secrets?— MarianneT (@HappyTRUMPer) May 30, 2019
Well, at least she has a lot of experience with BleachBit and smashing phones.— Bob Allande (@MrBobAllande) May 30, 2019
'How to use a homebrew server to avoid Congressional oversight and FOIA requests'— david dankelman (@DavidDankelman) May 30, 2019
One of the best reactions actually came from a Republican lawmaker, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN).
Most everyone else simply asked if FireEye was celebrating an early April Fools.
The Cyber Defense summit will be held October 7-10 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. I myself considered attending. But as many social media users noted, comedy club tickets are much cheaper.