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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

Navy awards cybersecurity task orders

“The Navy has awarded four major companies contracts to examine the cybersecurity of it’s systems, and help design cyber defense software. The award totals more than $200 million. Parts of the award are going to General Dynamics, Science Applications International Corp., Northrop Grumman [...]

Enterprise Security: New Weapons for a New War

via Tech News World Looking back over the past few years, it seems like cybersecurity and warfare threats are only getting worse. We’ve had the Stuxnet Worm, the WikiLeaks affair, China-originating attacks against Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and others, and the recent Egypt Internet blackout. But ar [...]

Bad guys have a head start in cyber wars

via the Montreal Gazette The recent spate of cyber-attacks against Canada, emanating from China, aren’t the first and won’t be the last assaults on Western computer networks, which is why Canada and its closest allies need to get serious about protecting cyberspace. The good news is that [...]

Fusion Centers facing growing pains

via Federal News Radio The federal government is not adapting fast enough to the ever-changing threats to homeland security. From cyber threats to homegrown terrorism, the challenges law enforcement face today are vastly different from those of the past. Bart Johnson, principle deputy undersecretary [...]

Communicating the Benefits of the Smart Grid

via The Energy Collective The US electrical grid is often referenced as the greatest machine ever built. Its evolution into a Smart Grid and an Internet of things will improve overall grid operations, reduce inefficiencies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve reliability, and give consumers mor [...]

Army Cyber Unit Expands as Fast as it can

via Defense Systems The Army’s new Cyber Command  is up and running, but it is still a work in progress. Although it achieved full operational status in October 2010, the new command is still in a growth phase, acquiring new personnel and honing its mission to defend the service’s com [...]

Why you can’t stop insider threats

via Federal Computer Week In the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures, all the soul searching and mandated risk assessments have made one thing painfully clear: Some of the most damaging security breaches originate from inside an agency’s firewalls. A new study helps quantify that reality. Accord [...]