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.

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

Syrian Hackers Breached Microsoft’s Corporate Email

“A band of hackers claiming to be working in support of the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked and gained access to corporate email accounts belonging to employees of software giant Microsoft. The attack comes days after the same group, the Syrian Electronic Army, cl [...]

A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

“This type of malicious software uses a technique that parses data stored briefly in the memory banks of specific POS devices; in doing so, the malware captures the data stored on the card’s magnetic stripe in the instant after it has been swiped at the terminal and is still in the system’s me [...]

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

“The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to co [...]

U.S. data thefts turn spotlight on Romania

“The FBI and U.S. Secret Service have been involved in numerous arrests of Romanians who target Americans. In response to the rise, in October the Council of Europe — a body that oversees cooperation between European countries — picked the Romanian capital of Bucharest for its latest cybercrim [...]

Neiman Marcus Hacked; Some Credit Card Data Stolen

“Retailer Neiman Marcus informed customers on Friday evening that the company’s data security systems had been compromised in December, resulting in the potential theft of customer credit card data. According to the company, the attack was carried out in mid-December. Neiman Marcus was informed [...]

Target data breach: 110m Customers Impacted Now

“A revelation by Target showed its holiday data breach spanned far wider than originally expected, raising new questions about exactly how such an expansive hack took place. The retailer said Friday that its investigation had uncovered an additional 70 million customers may have had their names, m [...]

Target estimates breach affected up to 110 million

“The massive data heist at Target stores across the country was more massive than previously revealed, with the retailer saying at least 70 to 110 million customers were hit — making it one of the largest security breaches of its kind.” Source: Target estimates breach affected up to 110 millio [...]

Firm Bankrupted by Cyberheist Sues Bank

“A California escrow firm that was forced out of business last year after a $1.5 million cyberheist is now suing its former bank to recoup the lost funds. A state-appointed receiver for the now defunct Huntington Beach, Calif. based Efficient Services Escrow has filed suit against First Foundation [...]

Google Glass and National Security Missions

By Bob Gourley At this link and at the clip embedded below I capture some thoughts regarding Google Glass and national security missions. Do you have ideas/thoughts/suggestions relevant to this discussion? I would love your feedback via any channel convenient to you, including of course your social [...]