About FedCyber

FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost & Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges. The FedCyber web site serves as the community nexus and information aggregator.

FedCyber 2014 Overview

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

2015 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

This year's event will be held on November 10, 2015 in Tyson's Corner.

The FedCyber Wire

IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Bank Transfer Cyber Scam

“IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well-funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that the technology company says has netted more than $1 million from large and medium-sized U.S. companies.” Source: IBM Unc [...]

ISIS handbook on avoiding online metadata laws

“AUSTRALIAN terror supporters have been handed explicit instructions on how to avoid leaving a digital fingerprint. Days after the Federal Government passed contentious new laws, allowing security agencies to access two years of an individual’s metadata, News Corp Australia has sighted documents [...]

Here are 4 biggest threats to US cybersecurity

“The US’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, delivered a report to the Senate last week, where he detailed what he saw as the future of global cyberwarfare.  Clapper noted he does not foresee a ‘catastrophic attacker’ happening anytime soon. He instead believes the future to [...]

China has sharply boosted its cyber warfare funding

“China’s government is sharply increasing its investment in cyber warfare programs in what U.S. intelligence officials say is a major attempt to compete with superior U.S. military cyber capabilities. The new spending priority was described by U.S. officials as a long-term, large-scale reallocat [...]

Singapore Launches New Cybersecurity Agency

“The latest sign of growing global concerns over cybersecurity: Singapore has established a new ministry to combat bad guys lurking in the Internet’s shadows.” Source: Singapore Launches New Cybersecurity Agency – Digits – WSJ Via OODA Loop [...]

Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

By Bob Gourley Everyone I have ever spoken to about Thorn is a huge supporter of this group. We are so proud to have them involved with Cognitio’s 30 April 2015 Synergy Forum. Thorn leveraged technology to combat the sexual exploitation of children. They partner with tech companies, governme [...]

Pew Reports on American Digital Habits Post-Snowden

By Shannon Perry A recent report from the Pew Research Center provides an interesting look into Americans’ online habits following Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance practices in the United States. The survey questioned adults about the extent to which their attitudes and online be [...]