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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

DOT Falls Short in Annual FISMA Audit

The Department of Transportation has once again failed to meet federal information security requirements, DOT’s Office of Inspector General says in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act security audit. “These weaknesses significantly increase the risk that systems will [...]


SOPA: 5 Key Provisions Of Anti-Piracy Bill

U.S. Rep Lamar Smith (R-Texas), along with 12 co-sponsors, last month introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act, (H.R. 3261). The bill is meant to prevent the theft of intellectual property that’s online and in particular seeks to clamp down on foreign websites that steal content from American pro [...]


GAO Rips IRS Taxpayer Data Security

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) ripped into the IRS once again for insufficient access controls, database maintenance, and monitoring necessary to keep taxpayer information safe. The report’s findings echo many of the issues seen in database and application securit [...]


Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has published for public comment a draft document that classifies the typical duties and skill requirements of cybersecurity workers. The document is meant to define professional requirements in cybersecurity, much as other professions, such [...]


DISA’s website offline for 6th straight day

A problem with a data storage system has knocked the Defense Information Systems Agency’s website offline at least since since Nov. 12, in a failure that has also taken some internal services with it. As of the morning of Nov. 17, DISA’s website was still displaying a message saying the site w [...]