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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

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 [...]

NASA Network Security Audit Reveals Vulnerabilities

via RedOrbit NASA servers used to control spacecraft are vulnerable to cyber attack via the Internet, warned a report released Monday by NASA’s inspector general following an audit of the space agency’s network security. “We found that computer servers on NASA’s agency-wide m [...]

U.S. vulnerable to foreign cyberwarfare

via UPI Poor security has left U.S. electrical grids, pipelines, chemical plants and other infrastructure vulnerable to the threat of cyberattacks, experts say. When a Southern California water utility wanted to test the security of its computer networks it hired Los Angeles hacker Marc Maiffret to [...]