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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.

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The FedCyber Wire

Cyber Attackers Have the Edge, US Experts Admit

via National Journal Top American cybersecurity officials said on Thursday they need to work closer with private industry and other governments to fight the changing threat from ever-craftier cyber attackers, who have a new array of targets from power grids to bank accounts made vulnerable by the In [...]

Defense funding for cybersecurity is hard to pin down

“In mid-February, the White House proposed spending $2.3 billion on cybersecurity at the Defense Department in the release of its 2012 budget request. Simultaneously, Air Force officials announced their cybersecurity request would be $4.6 billion. The Army and Defense Information Systems Agenc [...]

Are We Ready for a Financial Cyber Attack?

via WSJ Last week, the European Union revealed that its headquarters had come under a major cyber attack, likely state-sponsored, on the eve of the EU summit. Earlier this month, the French announced that they had been hit with a cyber assault at the end of 2010, probably launched by Chinese hackers [...]

US CERT authorities remain fuzzy

via Fierce Government IT Guidance for government agencies on what constitutes a cyber event and who to call if an incident occurs remain unclear. What’s more, US CERT, the Homeland Security Department’s operational arm for responding to and defending against cyber attacks, doesn’t [...]

FBI probes breach into Internet security firm

via GMA News A security breach that affected digital certificates issued by Internet security company Comodo has prompted an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI is focusing on how a hacker got a New Jersey, US-based company to issue the fraudulent certificates, tech s [...]

NSA investigating attack on NASDAQ

via The Hill The National Security Agency has joined the investigation of an October cyber attack on the owners of the NASDAQ stock exchange, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the report, NSA joined the investigation after evidence showed the breach was more severe than initially di [...]

Rep. Thornberry works to defend cyber frontier

via Reporter News The bright line between old fashioned and cutting edge cyber attacks is the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive force reaching beyond cyber space. But U.S. policymakers haven’t figured out how to answer basic questions about responding to cyber attacks like Stuxnet that can [...]