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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

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The FedCyber Wire

CMU cyber researcher to get presidential award

A Carnegie Mellon University researcher has been named a Presidential Early Career Award winner in science and engineering for his work in cybersecurity. David J. Brumley, an assistant professor in CMU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, is among 20 young scientists and engineers [...]

Meet the Man Who Keeps Microsoft Safe and Secure

As the chief security officer for Microsoft, Mike Howard has more than a passing interest in the things he sees on the nightly news. Whether it’s an uprising in the Middle East, the ongoing threat of terrorism or a natural disaster somewhere in the world, the former CIA officer is prepared for [...]

Homeland Security Revamps Cyber Arm

The National Protection and Programs Directorate, the Department of Homeland Security agency that handles many of the government’s cybersecurity responsibilities is about to get a makeover in the wake of the departure of former deputy undersecretary Phil Reitinger. The directorate, among other [...]

Not so simple: U.S. spy agency trying to go mobile

Troy Lange knows that just mentioning cellphones is enough to give security officers heartburn at the National Security Agency. Lange, as the NSA’s mobility mission manager, is developing a smartphone that he wants to bring inside the super-secret U.S. spy agency to access classified informati [...]

Pentagon extends cyber defence program

As hackers and hostile nations launch increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors, the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime suppliers. That program could serve as a possible model for other government agencies. It is being evaluated by the Depa [...]

Cyberspy attacks targeting Russians traced back to UK and US

“Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a sophisticated cyberspy network geared towards attacking systems in Russia and neighbouring countries. Cyberespionage efforts against either human rights activists or high-tech Western firms have been going on for a few years. Examples incl [...]

War in the shadows

ON JUNE 1, 2009, emails with the heading ”China and Climate Change” dropped into the inboxes of five US State Department officers. The five officers, working in the Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, were involved in preparing for delicate bilateral climate change talks in B [...]

Feds Seek Advice To Battle Botnets

Two federal agencies are seeking ideas for creating a code of conduct that private-sector Internet service providers (ISPs) can adopt to protect their customers against botnet attacks. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and two Department of Commerce organizations–the National Institute [...]