Filed by LGL Systems Acquisition Corp.
pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: LGL Systems Acquisition Corp.
Commission File No. 333-256129
On May 11, 2021, Jamil Jaffer, SVP for Strategy, Partnerships, & Corporate at IronNet CyberSecurity, Inc. (“IronNet”) was interviewed by CNBC. IronNet intends to make the link to this interview available to investors. A transcript of the interview is set forth below.
CNBC Transcript - Jamil Jaffer on Squawx Box, May 11, 2021
Jamil Jaffer, SVP for Strategy, Partnerships, & Corporate at IronNet
Well, you know, look, I think that what the President said thus far is that Russia has some measure of responsibility, because the servers may be located in Russia. This is one of those situations where if you’re allowing your space to be utilized whether it’s from criminal groups or nation state groups, you know, there’s sort of a tacit understanding that you know this is happening, and therefore you bear responsibility. I think the kind of thing we’re going to see here is additional sanctions, additional pressure on Russia. But, you know, it’s unlikely to escalate beyond that. That being said, it is important that not only the US but our allies in Europe really have prepared a menu of options, when something big does happen, our opponents need to know what’s going to happen to them if they’re actually directly responsible. Today that’s not clear, we need to be clear about that and then actually levy consequences when bad things happen.
Geoff Cutmore, CNBC
What about the eye for an eye approach here? No doubt there are the technical capabilities within the US intelligence services for some doss attacks, denial of service on Russian state facilities, private companies in Russia. We’ve seen the Israelis go after Iranian facilities, so that’s state on state. And is it possible that we will see similar things, inspired in the United States or is that not a path we need to go down?
Jamil Jaffer, SVP for Strategy, Partnerships, & Corporate at IronNet
I think right now that’s probably unlikely, but I think we do need to be prepared for that. You know, we’ve sort of all gotten used to sanctions being the primary tool of foreign policy, whether in the United States or in Europe, we’ve got to be prepared--if an adversary, a nation state adversary, comes after our infrastructure, our allies infrastructure--to be prepared to engage in the serious responses, whether that means a cyber response or a physical response. If we’re not going to do that we’re not really effectively deter these things and so again, another area where, if the government knew better what was happening within private industry, they can calibrate and really demonstrate to our foreign adversaries, what we do to respond.
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