FBI director James Comey will deliver the keynote address at a Boston College cybersecurity forum next Wednesday.
Comey is scheduled to speak about “the cyber threat landscape, what the FBI is doing to stay ahead of the threat, and the importance of strong private sector partnerships,” according to a news release. His appearance is part of the Boston Conference on Cyber Security, which costs $125 to attend.
Cybersecurity issues, as well as Comey himself, were front-and-center during the 2016 presidential campaign. Comey investigated the private e-mail server used by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, a practice that was criticized for putting classified information at risk. Ultimately, he did not recommend criminal charges against Clinton, but his announcement that he was reopening the investigation — two weeks before the election — caused an uproar.
Meanwhile, e-mails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee were made public during the election, which US intelligence officials have attributed to hacking initiatives directed by the Russian government.