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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

Elegant Physics Threaten Android Phones

“In the new Android attack, the first step was seeing whether it was even possible to flip bits on mobile phones. The researchers started by attempting Rowhammer attacks on Android phones they had root access to, and quickly observed flipped bits on test devices like the Nexus 5. Some memory Via O [...]

O’Reilly Security Conference NYC Oct 30- Nov 2

Bob Gourley The O’Reilly Security Conference is the best place on Earth to learn how to build better defenses to protect your data, systems, privacy, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading minds in security, like Katie Moussouris and Nick Sullivan (see full speaker line- [...]

What Home Users Should Do to Mitigate DDoS Threats

Bob Gourley We have all been watching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks evolve and the bad news is that your home may very well have been involved in recent attacks. Bad guys use automated tools to scan and probe for devices they can take over and they don’t care anything about your [...]

Someone Weaponized the Internet of Things

“Friday’s internet disruption could be a taste of what’s to come when nations and non-state actors stop using the web and start attacking it. Like poor John Hurt’s character in Alien, the internet is infected with a monster that turned on its host. Instead of using the network to send Via OO [...]

Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites

“Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability.” Source: Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites | Reute [...]

DOD Wants You to Hack the Pentagon Again and Again

“The Defense Department plans to make Hack the Pentagon-style bug bounty challenges available in a new contract vehicle. The department contracted HackerOne and Synack to create a contract vehicle that allows DOD components and services to launch such competitions to discover and remediate website [...]

Global security spending to exceed $100 billion by 2020

“Research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) recently forecast that worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 8.3% — more than twice the rate of other IT [...]

Weebly Breach Affects Over 43 Million Users

“Hackers have managed to steal information associated with more than 43 million accounts belonging to customers of Weebly, a San Francisco-based web hosting service that provides a drag-and-drop website builder.” Source: Weebly Breach Affects Over 43 Million Users | SecurityWeek.Com Via OODA Loo [...]

3.2 million debit cards compromised in India

“Banks in India will either replace or ask users to change the security codes of as many as 3.2 million debit cards in what’s emerging as one of the biggest ever breaches of financial data in India, people aware of the matter said. Several victims have reported unauthorised usage from Via OODA L [...]