No joke: Hillary Clinton campaign hosting ‘cybersecurity fundraiser’

No joke: Hillary Clinton campaign hosting ‘cybersecurity fundraiser’
Credit: AP

The Hillary Clinton campaign is holding a fundraiser in Las Vegas this week during the annual Black Hat “global information security event.” The announcements says that participants include Jeff Moss, the founder of Black Hat; Michael Sulmeyer, who, according to CSO Online is the Clinton campaign’s “Cybersecurity Working Group Coordinator”; and Jake Braun, a former White House public liaison with the Department of Homeland Security.

While the event is not listed as an “official” campaign event, tickets can be purchased through the campaign website at various levels: Young Professional – $100; Bronze – $250; Silver – $500; Gold – $1,000; and Host Committee – $2,700.

The “cybersecurity” fundraiser seems more than a touch ironic given last week’s news that the Clinton campaign’s network was a victim of the wider hacking of Democratic party computer networks recently. This comes on top of Clinton’s personal server and email troubles that have dogged her campaign nearly since its inception.

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