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Clinton Campaign Hosting Fundraiser At Hackers Convention

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign will hold a fundraiser in Las Vegas Wednesday at the Black Hat conference, a computer security convention for people interested in hacking and information security.

Cybersecurity is at the forefront of the campaign trail due to Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state and a recent spate of hacks of both her campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The Tech Times reported Clinton will not attend the fundraiser, but the coordinator of her campaign’s Cybersecurity Working Group, Michael Sulmeyer, will attend. The fundraiser comes just days after reports emerged that Clinton’s own campaign was hacked.

Jeff Moss, a famed hacker-turned-government security analyst, who also founded the Black Hat conference, will attend the fundraiser where he will speak about cybersecurity policy. Moss is currently a security consultant for a company that is hired to test other companies’ computer systems, and also spent time in the Obama administration on the Homeland Security Advisory Council as an advisor for cybersecurity.

Young professionals can access the event for $100, while it costs $2,700 to be on the host committee, according to Tech Times. Tiered sponsorship levels are also available with $250 for bronze, $500 for silver and $1,000 for a gold sponsorship.

Clinton will be in San Francisco with the tech community during the Black Hat convention. All signs indicate Clinton enjoys a strong level of support among Silicon Valley’s power brokers, as 145 tech leaders recently blasted Donald Trump in an open letter.

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