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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

OPM looking at Cybersecurity Career Path

via info security The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is considering developing a cybersecurity career path separate from the IT management career path for federal workers, according to Nancy Kichak, OPM’s associate director of human resources policy. In an interview with Federal News Rad [...]

Stuxnet’s Attack Aimed at Reactor?

via SPAMfighter The Institute for Science and International Security located in Washington recently carried out an analysis of a Stuxnet variant that possibly was responsible for decommissioning a thousand centrifuges situated in the uranium enrichment site namely Natanz previously this year (2010), [...]

Estonia is Defended by a Volunteer Cyber Army

via NPR In April 2007, the Baltic republic of Estonia became the first country in the world to experience cyberwar. Government, financial and media computer networks were paralyzed by a series of attacks, which authorities ultimately concluded originated in Russia. In the years since that cyberassau [...]

State Department Creates Cyber Coordinator Post

“A newly created State Department Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, unveiled in a 242-page report issued Wednesday, is charged with uniting different parts of the department working on cyber matters to more effectively advance America’s cybersecurity interests. The new post was [...]

Navy activates real-time view of networks

via Federal News Radio Starting this week, the Navy will begin using a new 24-hour operations center at its fledgling Fleet Cyber Command — and begin to fix a problem that its commander said is one of the military’s biggest deficiencies in the area of cybersecurity. None of the armed ser [...]

NSA: Assume Attackers Will Compromise Networks

via The National Security Agency appears to be taking some old advice to heart—assume your organization will be compromised. Debora Plunkett, head of the NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate, said as much Dec. 16 at a cyber-security forum sponsored by the Atlantic and Gover [...]

FISMA capstone document released by NIST

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft of its guidelines for implementing enterprisewide information risk management. The document defines the underlying principles for implementing the Federal Information Security Management Act. ‘This is the capstone docum [...]