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

Love and Empathy for the DoD Technologist

By BobGourley IT professionals in the Department of Defense have always faced unique challenges. They serve missions of global importance, in the face of full spectrum threats (with many in war zones and all facing hostile cyber threats), and have always had to operate under a burdensome regulator [...]

Microsoft bombs another security test

“For the second time in a row, Microsoft Security Essentials has failed to be certified as effective by, an independent testing lab based in Germany. The lab publishes test results every two months, and the test from November and December 2012 looked at 25 consumer antivirus securi [...]

Hackers Disrupt Mexico Defense Ministry Website

“Hackers claimed a cyber attack on the Mexican defense ministry website on Wednesday, posting a manifesto from the Zapatista rebel group for two hours. The name of the group ‘Anonymous Mexico’ was visible on the website in front of a black background, with phrases from the manifest [...]

Malicious virus shuttered U.S. power plant -DHS

“A computer virus attacked a turbine control system at a U.S. power company last fall when a technician unknowingly inserted an infected USB computer drive into the network, keeping a plant off line for three weeks, according to a report posted on a U.S. government website.” Source: UPDA [...]

A look inside the EU’s new cybercrime unit

“A growing dependence on the internet is putting Europe in increasing danger from cyber criminals, senior European detectives have warned. They say individuals and businesses in the EU will face a rapidly growing threat from African fraudsters, as the IT infrastructure there improves.” S [...]

Nokia decrypts customer HTTPS data

“Nokia has confirmed reports that its Xpress Browser decrypts data that flows through HTTPS connections – that includes the connections set up for banking sessions, encrypted email and more. However, it insists that there’s no need for users to panic because it would never access customers [...]