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

Army Unveils Cloud Strategy

“This month, the Army released a formal cloud computing strategy that aligns with the Pentagon’s evolving policies and will position it to capitalize on disruptive commercial cloud computing technologies prevalent in the private sector.” Source: Army Unveils Cloud Strategy – Via [...]

FBI: ISIS using WordPress glitch to deface websites

“Hackers claiming affiliation with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are using security problems in WordPress to deface sites around the Web, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned Tuesday. The attacks affected the websites of ‘news organizations, commercial entities, religiou [...]

How Russians hacked the White House

“Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation. While the White House has said the breach only ever affected an u [...]

Is the U.S.-Iran Cyber War Over?

“U.S. officials have been eager to publicly blame Iran for some of the most damaging cyber attacks in the United States in recent memory. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that Iran was responsible for an attack on the Sands casino company in 2014, in which intruders stole V [...]

FBI Warns U.S. Companies of Cyber Terror

“The FBI is warning U.S. companies that cyber terrorists from the Middle East and North Africa are planning to conduct cyber attacks against Israeli and Jewish interests next week. The Bureau stated in a security notice to U.S. industry on Sunday that, as of early March, ‘several extremist hack [...]

The Death of Cyber Doom? Not So Fast

By SeanLawson For decades, we have heard a lot of talk from American officials, industry experts, and others about the supposed threat of a “cyber 9/11,” “cyber Pearl Harbor,” “cyber Katrina,” or even “cyber Sandy.” In short, we have been warned repeatedly that “cyber doom” is co [...]

China voices opposition to Obama cyber sanctions

“China opposes a new U.S. sanctions regime targeting hackers and cybercriminals, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Beijing, Hua Chunying suggested that the announcement of a new sanctions framework by President Obama was an affront to China. ‘Cybersecurity co [...]

Computer hacker steals Kiwi’s money before his eyes

“A New Zealand man watched powerlessly as a computer hacker remotely accessed his PC and started draining his PayPal account with online purchases. Hamilton man Girish Kuruvilla woke at 3am to the sound of his mobile phone vibrating incessantly, and thinking it might be a family emergency from his [...]

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 un [...]