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22 Mar Michael Interviewed on the TV show – The Heat

Trump under fire – FBI Investigation

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Since taking office in January, U.S. President Trump has not been able to shake off one particular controversial issue – allegations that his presidential campaign had ties to Russia.

 

FBI Director James Comey testifies“The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with
the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”

-FBI Director, James Comey

Meanwhile the Trump Administration is pushing back saying there was no collusion or secret cooperation. Here’s the White House Press Secretary.

 

“Over and over again, to the dismay of everyone of you guys, is that when the people who have been briefed by the FBI about collusion between individuals, the answer continues to be ‘no’, and at some point take no for an answer. When these people, both sides of the aisle, Obama appointees, elected Democrats, elected Sean Spicer Press SecretaryRepublicans, say ‘no evidence suggest it’, at some point it’s not just about me, it’s about you. Take no for an answer, and realize that the people – while you can have an investigation – it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to jump to the conclusion that ‘aha, it must be about the collusion between those two things’.”

-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

 

To discuss what’s at stake with these new revelations and how the Trump administration is moving forward:

  • Michael Daugherty, a cyber security expert and Donald Trump supporter. He’s also the author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway”
  • Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor and political analyst
  • Liling Tan, correspondent for CGTN and covers the United Nations
  • Alberto Avendano, the Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at the National Association of Hispanic Publications
The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 1

The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 1

Since taking office in January, U.S. President Trump has not been able to shake off one particular controversial issue – allegations that his presidential campaign had ties to Russia. Meanwhile the Trump Administration is pushing back saying there was no collusion or secret cooperation. Here’s the White House Press Secretary. To discuss what’s at stake with these new revelations and how the Trump administration is moving forward: Michael Daugherty, a cyber security expert and Donald Trump supporter. He’s also the author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway.” Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor and political analyst. Liling Tan, correspondent for CGTN and covers the United Nations. Alberto Avendano, the Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at the National Association of Hispanic Publications.

The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 2

The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 2

 

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15 Sep Michael is speaking at 2016 Global CISO Executive Summit, October 17 – 19, 2016

Join Michael as well as an impressive selection of speakers on Oct 17-19 at Skytop Lodge, Skytop PA for the informative 3 day event.

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Michael’s Topic: Secret Law

It’s human nature to root for the underdog, but in real life, the little guy tends to lose big fights.

Michael Daugherty wants to flip that paradigm on its head. In 2008, Daugherty’s company LabMD was alerted to an alleged data leak of patient information. The incident would eventually turn into a full-on battle with the Federal Trade Commission that could permanently impact the role and scope of government in private sector data security.

Most would have given up in the face of these odds — but Daugherty fights on, and plans to appeal the FTC’s July 2016 ruling. Explore the implications of the FTC’s actions and the potential lasting ramifications on every industry.

For more information and to join Michael, RSVP now!

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01 Sep CEO Clubs Luncheon Talk with Guest Speaker Former NY Governor David Paterson

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Date: Thursday September 16th from 9AM till 2PM

Location: The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

The Administrative State can be tedious and difficult to understand, and when deciphered is often considered intentionally void of due process and fair notice. Michael J. Daugherty, CEO of LabMD, will expose the powers and behaviors of the Federal Trade Commission via his riveting story about his going battle with the FTC. The FTC has finally placed their cards on the table. Their verdict: If you have data that is exposed or vulnerable, but not hacked or breached, and without a single victim, you are violating the FTC Act. Mike will illustrate how far the FTC will go when challenged. Now landing at the US Court of Appeals, this landmark case is destined for the Supreme Court and will impact organizations large and small.

To join Michael and the other guests, learn more and register on line at CEO Clubs

Speakers:

Keynote Speaker: 

Former Governor of New York Honorable David A. Paterson

David Alexander Paterson became the 55th Governor of The State of New York on March 17, 2008. In his first address as Governor, he spoke about the challenges facing New York, and his plans to build a better and brighter future for all citizens. He was ahead of the national curve in predicting and acting on the State’s fiscal downturn.

Governor Paterson recently joined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated as a Director/Investments with the Moldaver, Paterson, Lee and Chrebet Group- one of the firm’s top teams- based in New York City.

As Governor, during his 2008 inaugural address, Governor Paterson foretold of an impending national fiscal crisis and collapse, displaying prescience as the first American public official at any level to issue such an alarm. The Governor’s decision to address the country’s economic woes originated with his public statements regarding a potential deflationary spiral and misuse of credit default swaps and reckless home mortgage policies.  Ironically, this forecast compelled New York’s Legislature to specially convene in August 2008.  This session resulted in reducing the state’s deficit by $2 billion, as well as diminishing further devastating financial upheaval, and thereby ensured that New York State’s credit rating was never downgraded during his term.

CEO Clubs of America is excited to have Former Governor David Paterson as our Keynote Speaker for you today.

Mid-day Speaker:

John Mattone: Lessons in Leadership, Talent and Culture

Subtitle: Learn from the World’s #1 Authority on Leadership & Former Coach to Steve Jobs

Feature: 3 Best-Selling Books

LeadershipTalent and Culture are the foundation steps from which successful organizations are built – however, most struggle to create an environment in which employees can be fulfilled, very effective in their work, and really unleash their full potential. What exactly is it that makes some organizations achieve and sustain breakthrough success, while others struggle to reinvent and transform to meet ever-changing demands and challenges?

Based on years of research and advising CEOs and senior leadership teams from small and medium-sized as well as large companies, John Mattone argues that the highest performing organizations both embrace and execute 6 critical steps to achieving positive transformation, but transforming culture always begins with leaders who are both willing and able to “think big“ and be bold while maintaining a heavy dose of “humility”.

In this dynamic workshop, John Mattone talks about the essence of what is meant by the “vulnerability decision”  as well as the other critical steps that must be executed in order for your organization to effectively accelerate its own reinvention in terms of leadership, culture, talent and superior business results.

Morning Speaker:

Michael J. Daugherty, is Founder, President, and CEO of LabMD,a cancer detection laboratory based in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the author of the book The Devil Inside the Beltway. Because of his work, Mike has testified before the House of Representatives House Oversight Committee and regularly keynotes in front of healthcare, law, business and technology audience educating them on what to expect when the Federal Government investigates you. He holds a BA in Economics from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, regularly blogs at MichaelDaughtry.com, is Senior Writer for CyberDefense Magazine, and sits on the board of Snoopwall, a privacy company based in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also a pilot and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Administrative State can be tedious and difficult to understand, and when deciphered is often considered intentionally void of due process and fair notice. Michael J. Daugherty, CEO of LabMD, will expose the powers and behaviors of the Federal Trade Commission via his riveting story about his going battle with the FTC. The FTC has finally placed their cards on the table. Their verdict: If you have data that is exposed or vulnerable, but not hacked or breached, and without a single victim, you are violating the FTC Act. Mike will illustrate how far the FTC will go when challenged. Now landing at the US Court of Appeals, this landmark case is destined for the Supreme Court and will impact organizations large and small.

ABOUT STEVE GOLDSTEIN Steve Goldstein is a proven leader who has held executive positions with leading global brands, such as American Express (Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank), Sears (President of Sears Credit), and Citigroup, as well as several early-stage enterprises. He currently works in the private equity industry as a Senior Advisor with the consulting and advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal, serves as Chairman of US Auto Sales, serves as a Senior Advisor to Milestone Partners and an Industrial Advisor to EQT Partners (a global private equity firm based in Stockholm). He has also advised CEOs and private equity owners providing counsel on performance improvement with their companies in addition to acquisitions and merger integration opportunities. He has served on numerous boards, such as: American Express Bank, Jafra Cosmetics, Union Bancaire Privée, Pay-O-Matic and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Steve has been an investor, advisor, and interim CEO for more than 10 venture backed e-commerce companies. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree from City University of NYC, and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He lives in NYC. For more, visit www.sdgoldstein.com

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15 Dec Michael is speaking at the Wisconsin Forum April 7th, 2016

Mark your calendars! Michael is speaking in April!

For more information, see the website

Speech Summary:

Various government agencies do not always have to follow checks and balances, and can wield unregulated power. Small businesses often do not have the means or influence to defend themselves when under scrutiny from these agencies. Five years ago, the US Government teamed with a private enterprise to attack and take a file without authorization from an American small business, and they used that information to expand a government agency. Michael Daugherty, a small business owner who created LabMD, a cancer detection center in Atlanta, became a victim of a private cyber security company. That company, in association with a prestigious American university, conducted an invasion of business files and then used their findings to motivate the US Government to ride the wave of new cyber security protections and legislation. Mr. Daugherty will create awareness about this abuse of power, and his book The Devil Inside the Beltway will be available at the Wisconsin Forum event for purchase

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27 Oct Mike Comments on Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing

 

The follow article is reblogged from here. Michael Daugherty is quoted as commenting on the Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing.

 

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Hillary Clinton will be in the hot seat Thursday when she appears before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, but so will the Republicans questioning her on the State Department’s response to the 2012 attacks.

For Clinton, her questioning comes amid the FBI investigation into her private email server, brought to light by the Benghazi panel. But Republicans on the committee, led by Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, must demonstrate through their questions that the entire investigation isn’t a partisan endeavor, as the Clinton campaign, congressional Democrats and the White House all have charged.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is introduced at a campaign event at Keene State College in New Hampshire. (Luke William Pasley/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Public opinion doesn’t bode well for either side, according to a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll released Wednesday: Forty-four percent of Americans said they aren’t satisfied with Clinton’s response to the Benghazi attack, compared to 27 percent who are satisfied. Opinion on her email is more divided, with 47 percent calling the private server an important factor in their vote, and 44 percent saying it isn’t. And it’s close on the GOP-led investigation: Thirty-six percent of those polled said they think the Benghazi committee is unfair and too partisan, while 29 percent believe it’s a fair probe.

Though Thursday’s focus will be on the lead-up to Benghazi, what the State Department could have done to prevent it, and how the government responded, questions will certainly touch on Clinton’s private email system, which she used while she was secretary of state.

“It will be interesting to see how cautious and careful … Clinton will be in the testimony,” Matthew Whitaker, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, told TheBlaze. “This will be a high-stakes situation. For her, it will be an opportunity to put at least some of these questions to bed.”

Whitaker guessed that Clinton’s server likely won’t be the first question to come up during the hearing, but said legitimate questions remain about whether Congress had full access to all the information it has requested – including information that existed in her personal system.

“The questions that have to be answered are all related to Benghazi. There is some doubt by the committee as to whether everything has been turned over. Most on the committee will try to get the answers on Benghazi and what was done to protect the compound,” said Whitaker, now the executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a government watchdog group. “In my mind it will be very important to paint a real-time picture of the State Department in the lead-up to the attack and the decisions made.”

The White House hit the committee hard ahead of Clinton’s testimony.

“Republicans on the committee are going to be under intense pressure to justify their very existence of this committee and to prove to the American people that this committee is not just an arm of the Republican National Committee,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. “Given that pressure that Republicans on the committee are feeling, they are going to come loaded for bear and they are going to come out with aggressive, hostile questioning of the secretary of state.”

The question of her email server is key, and this is a rare opportunity to question her under oath regarding exposing security information on an unsecure network, said Michael Daugherty, a cybersecurity expert and board member at cybersecurity firm Snoopwall.

He said in this particular case, the “Clinton playbook” of blaming the investigators might not work.

“They are using a 20th-century playbook with 21st-century technology. The facts will eventually be there,” Daugherty said.

The partisan clashes between Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee’s top Democrat, and Gowdy have created an opening for Clinton, Daugherty said. He also has doubts about the legal or political impact of the hearing.

“It boils down to the memories of the public. It is an advantage to Clinton that this is happening in October of this year and not May of 2016,” Daughterty said. “Elijah Cummings will suppress, circle and confuse and spin and say don’t look at the evidence. It has been a source of frustration to people like Trey Gowdy.”

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Sept. 10, 2015. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Sept. 10, 2015. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

 

On Monday, committee Democrats released a 124-page report declaring the investigation has determined nothing, as Cummings alleged “wild Republican conspiracy theories about Secretary Clinton and Benghazi,” and calling the House probe a “fishing expedition.”

The committee’s majority spokesman Jamal Ware said in a statement that the Democrats are too quick to draw conclusions.

“Why is every single bullet point in the Democrats’ press release about Clinton and not a single one about the four people who were killed or about providing better security in the future? This is further proof of the Democrats’ obsession with covering for Hillary Clinton instead of investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks,” Ware said.

“For the majority members of this committee, they will continue to wait until after hearing from all witnesses, up to and including the very last one, before drawing conclusions, because that is what serious investigations do,” Ware continued. “As Chairman Gowdy said this weekend, the past 18 months of the investigation conducted by the majority members has not been about Clinton, it has been about the four brave Americans we lost in Benghazi.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s statement last month on the panel’s role in causing a dip in Clinton’s polling numbers was a game-changer that allowed her to go from being on the defensive to going on offense, said Gary Rose, a political science professor at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

“It’s quite possible Hillary will come out looking even stronger from this,” Rose said. “It will be a political chess game, watching how each side makes its move. Hillary has mastered dodging questions and turning the tables.”

That said, Rose said Clinton has been off her game in the past, such as when she lost her cool at a 2013 Senate hearing and notably said in response to questions about Benghazi, “What difference at this point does it make?”

“She can get rattled,” Rose said. “If Republicans are able to get her to respond emotionally and we see a repeat of ‘what difference does it make,’ that would give Republicans a tremendous advantage. But she has almost certainly been preparing for this for a while.”

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