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.

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The FedCyber Wire

Online security losing cyber battle

via the Daily Telegraph The internet was never meant to do sensitive banking transactions, cyber criminals are winning the war against online security and Australia’s easy going nature is making us vulnerable targets to ever-more sophisticated internet thugs. That was San Francisco-based inter [...]

Security departments not prepared for new technologies

“Rapid adoption of mobile technology, social media and cloud computing in the workplace is creating a security problem for IT departments worldwide as they struggle to keep pace with demands, according to a survey released this week by security certification firm (ISC)2. The 2011 (ISC)² Globa [...]

OMB puts $2B in IT spending on the chopping block

via Washington Technology Eight federal agencies and departments would see more than 10 percent cut from their IT budgets under a management reform program for fiscal 2012, a senior White House official said today. Other federal organizations would have smaller reductions. “We are cutting what we [...]

DoD proposes armoring civilian networks

via cnet News A top Defense Department official said today that the U.S. military should “extend” a technological shield used to protect its own networks to important private sector computers as well, which could sweep in portions of the Internet and raise civil liberty concerns. William [...]

8 agencies face big IT cuts

via Federal Computer Week Eight federal agencies and departments would see more than 10 percent cut from their  IT budgets in fiscal 2012 as part of a broader management reform program reflected in the administration’s budget request, a senior White House official said today. Other federa [...]

A Fleeting Idea: Department of Cyber

via Gov Info Security More of a passing thought than an actual proposal, a former director of national intelligence suggested United States leaders could create a Department of Cyber to address cyber threats the nation faces. But before the idea could set in, Michael McConnell said he had second tho [...]