Congressman Hurd, Former Undercover CIA Agent, Visits FireHost for Cybersecurity Insight, Discussion

March 31, 2015

RICHARDSON, Texas – March 31, 2015 – U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), a former undercover CIA agent, will visit FireHost on Wednesday, April 1, to tour the secure managed cloud provider’s onsite security operations and continue the discussion with the Richardson, Texas-based company around creating realistic and effective cybersecurity legislation. Hurd is the chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which helps lead federal cybersecurity legislation.

A native of San Antonio, Hurd will be formally hosted by FireHost’s Chief Security Officer Jeff Schilling, a retired U.S. Army colonel who served as head of the global Network and Security Operations Center for the U.S. Army’s Cyber Command.

Since joining the House of Representatives for Texas’s 23rd congressional district in January 2015, Hurd has championed the need for widespread change to federal cybersecurity policy and legislation. Hurd, who represents an 800-mile-wide area between San Antonio and El Paso, served as an undercover CIA operations officer in Afghanistan, Pakistan an India for more than nine years.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CDT
  • Attendees:
    – Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas)
    – FireHost CSO Jeff Schilling (Former U.S. Army Colonel)

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