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.

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

The state of cyber security: we’re all screwed

“In his keynote, Kaminsky called for a federal agency devoted to security issues, similar to the National Institutes of Health, that can ‘create engineering solutions to the real-world security problems that we have’. ‘It can’t just be two guys,’ he said. ‘I need a pile of nerds to be [...]

Suspected Russian hack of DNC emails

Michael Johnson This video captures context on the DNC Hacks provided by Co-Founder of Cognitio and CTOvision publisher Bob Gourley. In it, Bob underscores for CBC News Network’s Michael Serapio that both forensics and motivation suggested Russian involvement. “The techniques look Russi [...]

Security of seismic sensor grid probed 

Thousands of seismic sensors monitoring geological activity are vulnerable to cyber attack, suggests research. The poor security controls around the way the sensors transmit data were detailed in a presentation at the Def Con hacker convention. Source: Security of seismic sensor grid probed – BBC [...]

Obama prepares to boost U.S. military’s cyber role

The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials told Reuters. Source: O [...]

New security flaw in credit card chip system revealed

Computer researchers claim to have found yet another flaw in the upgrade to the chip-based credit cards in the United States. Computer security researchers at the payment technology company NCR demonstrated how credit card thieves can rewrite the magnetic stripe code to make it appear like a chiple [...]

Chip and pin hack spits out cash 

A vulnerability in the widely-used chip and pin system has been exploited to make a cash machine spit out money. Researchers speaking at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas demonstrated how small modifications to equipment would allow attackers to intercept the systems used to authorise payments. [...]