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.

2014 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

Please visit to register for this year's event which will be held on November 5, 2014 in Tyson's Corner.

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The FedCyber Wire

Cyberterrorism a threat that won’t go away

via UPI The greatest security threat looming for industrialized societies may not be a terrorist armed with a bomb but an enemy with a keyboard and Internet connection. Government, military and security experts have warned for months, if not years, that cyberspace is a battleground of the 21st centu [...]

DoD: Eliminating ASD-NII saves $10M

via Fierce Government IT The Defense Department says it will save $10 million in the next fiscal year through disestablishment of the assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration. The number comes from the Senate Appropriations Committee markup of the annual DoD appropriat [...]

Cyberspace not like the Serengeti, says paper

via Fierce Government IT Metaphors about cyberspace and cybersecurity have obscured as much as clarified, says a paper by Adriane Lapointe, a National Security Agency official currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In a paper published Sept. 9 by CSIS, Lap [...]

NIST identifies cloud computing standards gaps

via Fierce Government IT When it comes to gaps in technology standards for cloud computing, security and privacy stands out as the area with the most holes, according to a National Institute of Standards and Technology cloud computing standards roadmap released Sept. 13. The document identifies 11 s [...]

New FISMA Regs Roll Back Three-Year Reauthorizations

via Nextgov The Obama administration has rescinded a much-maligned, paper-intensive requirement that agencies test the security controls on computer systems every three years or when upgraded. This year, the annual instructions for complying with the 2002 Federal Information Security Act, or FISMA, [...]