Hypocrisy: Hillary lectured State Dept. on cybersecurity in 2010 — Video

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Hillary lectured the State Department on cybersecurity, but didn’t follow her own advise.

Talk about hypocrisy.  A newly released video shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lecturing State Department employees about the importance of cybersecurity in 2010, CBS News reported.

According to CBS:

Cyber security has become a major election issue, as Hillary Clinton has come under fire for her use of personal email servers while secretary of state, and U.S. government officials have accused Russia of hacking into Democratic National Committee emails and voter databases. CBS News has obtained video from 2010 of then-Secretary of State Clinton warning colleagues to be vigilant about cyber security.

Here’s the video:

Fox News added:

Despite conducting her own government business through a personal “homebrew” server while secretary of state, Hillary Clinton is seen in a newly obtained video lecturing her staff of their “special duty” to recognize the importance of cybersecurity.

“The real key to cybersecurity rests with you,” Clinton says in the 2010 video, which was obtained by FoxNews.com. “Complying with department computing policies and being alert to potential threats will help protect all of us.”

Clinton goes on in the video to underscore the important work the State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security and IT department were doing to guard against cyber-attacks. She warns hackers try to “exploit” vulnerabilities and penetrate department systems. She then urges staffers to log onto the internal cybersecurity awareness website or subscribe to their “cybersecurity awareness newsletter.”

“Together we can do our part to improve the security of the State Department and of our nation,” Clinton says.

Asked for comment, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told Foxnews.com, “Hillary Clinton needs only to look into the mirror to find the biggest cyber security risk.”

According to Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon, these types of warnings were “more than appropriate” at the time.

“This is not new. It has been widely reported that during Clinton’s tenure the State Department issued these kinds of warnings about possible cybersecurity to employees. These warnings were more than appropriate given that it was subsequently confirmed that State’s email was hacked,” he said.

As we now know, Clinton didn’t follow her own advice.  Apparently, rules are for little people, not the Clintons…


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