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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.

2015 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

This year's event will be held on November 10, 2015 in Tyson's Corner. Register today at Events.FedCyber.Com

FedCyber 2014 Overview

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

Microsoft to Rate Corporate Cybersecurity

“Microsoft on Friday will begin grading its commercial customers’ Office 365 security settings in an effort to fortify its software and services that are frequent targets of hackers. One insurance company, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., plans to take the security score into account when [...]


Threat Hunting Becoming Top Of Mind Issue For SOCs

“Security operations centers that have implemented hunting practices have reported substantial gains in their ability to spot and weed out threats. For example, respondents in the LinkedIn survey that had implemented a threat-hunting platform say they were able to detect and investigate threats in [...]


DHS enhanced analysis of Grizzly Steppe election hack

DHS analysts leverage the Cyber Kill Chain model to analyze, discuss, and dissect malicious cyber activity. The phases of the Cyber Kill Chain are Reconnaissance, Weaponization, Delivery, Exploitation, Installation, Command and Control, and Actions on the Objective. This section will provide a high- [...]


Hamas upgrades cyber espionage capability

“Experts say that the infrastructure behind the attacks and the way that different servers have been used to hide their source reveals that the suspected organization — known as the Gaza Cybergang Group — has upgraded its capability to a level ‘which would not embarrass countries with reason [...]


State-sponsored hackers targeting prominent journalists

“Some journalists getting the warnings say they suspect the hackers could be Russians looking to find incriminating emails they could leak to embarrass journalists, either by revealing alleged liberal bias or to expose the sausage-making of D.C. journalism. ‘The fact that all this started right [...]


Cybersecurity venture funding fell in 2016

“Venture capital firms invested roughly $3.1 billion into a record 279 cybersecurity companies last year, according to research published by CB Insights on Thursday. That figure represents a $600 million drop from 2015 to 2016. From an industry standpoint, 2016 also saw a decrease in exits — oth [...]


What’s in Store for the Big Data and Security Debate

Rick Delgado Data is becoming an increasingly important component of business models and marketing mixes. As a result of this, we are seeing the emergence of a culture of data collection that is startlingly creative and in some cases, arguably invasive. In the current data-obsessed business and tech [...]


Firms Increasingly Interested in Cyber Insurance

“Companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany are increasingly interested in taking out cyber insurance, according to a new study commissioned by insurance provider Hiscox. The cyber security readiness study, which involved 3,000 businesses from the three countries, shows that 30 [...]


Iran’s cyber strategy: A case study in Saudi Arabia

“The nature of the affiliation between these groups and the Iranian government is unknown to the public, but Iran has historically used proxies in irregular warfare and terrorism. In utilizing cyber proxies, Iran would be modernizing its conventional methods by taking a page from the playbook of i [...]


Fast Food Chain Arby’s Acknowledges Breach

“A spokesperson for Atlanta, Ga.-based Arby’s said the company was first notified by industry partners in mid-January about a breach at some stores, but that it had not gone public about the incident at the request of the FBI. ‘Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) was recently provided with [...]


Russian Police Arrest 9 Hacking Suspects

“Russia’s interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts. Police spokeswoman Irina Volk said in a statement on Wednesday that the nine people were arrested last month in Moscow, St. Petersburg and [...]