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

Drudge Report Links to Malware-Infected Story

“Drudge readers who clicked on the Free Beacon link would in many cases have been infected immediately. The malware being used had polymorphic code, meaning it changes often and would not have been detected by code-analyzing anti-virus software.” Source:Drudge Report Links to Malware-Inf [...]

NSA chief says data disrupted ‘dozens’ of plots

“The US electronic spying chief has said massive surveillance programmes newly revealed by an ex-intelligence worker had disrupted dozens of terror plots. In a US Senate hearing, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander defended the internet and telephone data snooping programme [...]

EU to vote on harsher penalties for hackers

“The EU has drafted a new directive that includes harsher penalties for those convicted of hacking. The European Parliament last week approved a draft of the proposal and will vote on it in July.” Source: EU to vote on harsher penalties for hackers | Naked Security Via OODA Loop [...]

The Value of a Hacked Email Account

“One prominent credential seller in the underground peddles iTunes accounts for $8, and, and accounts for USD $6. accounts fetch $5, while $4 buys hacked credentials at registrar and hosting provider, as well as wireless providers At [...]

Bleak Outlook For Global Defense Industry

“It’s not just that the pie is getting smaller: Traditional defense firms’ percentage slice of that pie is shrinking as well. That’s because what little growth is happening is increasingly moving away from old-fashioned heavy metal – tanks, ships, planes – to information technology, [...]

Pentagon Five-Year Cybersecurity Plan Seeks $23 Billion

“A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline calls for spending almost $23 billion through fiscal 2018, as efforts are expanded on initiatives from protecting computer networks to developing offensive capabilities. The Defense Department already has proposed $4.65 billion for such programs in the [...]