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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

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The FedCyber Wire

India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber attacks

“The Indian government is stepping up its cyber security capabilities with plans to protect critical national infrastructure from a Stuxnet-like attack and to authorise two agencies to carry out state-sponsored attacks if necessary.” (Source: India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber att [...]

Hackers and Honeypots: Getting Things Done

It’s always been fashionable in the cybersecurity industry to throw up our hands and call cyber crime an intractable problem. We don’t have the technical skills to match hackers, attribution is impossible in cyberspace, we don’t have the legal framework for Internet crimes, or in [...]

Flame malware makers send ‘suicide’ code

“The creators of the Flame malware have sent a ‘suicide’ command that removes it from some infected computers. Security firm Symantec caught the command using booby-trapped computers set up to watch Flame’s actions.” Source: BBC News – Flame malware makers send &# [...]

Panetta Green Lights First Cyber Operations Plan

“Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has approved a new organizational framework, a plan designed as a ‘first step’ towards standardized cyber operations, according to documents obtained by Defense News.” (Source: Panetta Green Lights First Cyber Operations Plan | Defense News | defens [...]

Estonia as a Cyber Trafalgar

On Wednesday, May 23, Jason Healey, moderator for the Atlantic Council’s  “Building a Secure Cyber Future: Attacks on Estonia, Five Years On,” reminded us that for all the talk of emergent threats and new technology, cybersecurity has a history that’s worth remembering and learning [...]

Romney team: Authorities probe possible hacking

“Authorities are investigating whether Mitt Romney’s private email account was hacked, his presidential campaign said Tuesday. The website Gawker reported Tuesday that an anonymous hacker had signed into Romney’s personal Hotmail account. Gawker reported that the hacker guessed the [...]

The Strongest Tribe: Issues of power in cyberspace

Mikko Hypponen has a mea culpa about Flame that is worth reading. The F-Secure chief believes that antivirus companies, including his own, failed to detect Flame and that this failure has broader implications: The truth is, consumer-grade antivirus products can’t protect against targeted malware c [...]