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About FedCyber

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.

2014 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

Please visit Events.FedCyber.com to register for this year's event which will be held on November 5, 2014 in Tyson's Corner.

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

N Korea doubles cyber war personnel

“North Korea has doubled the number of its elite cyber warriors over the past two years and established overseas bases for hacking attacks, a report said on Sunday. The North’s cyber war unit now has 5,900 personnel, compared with 3,000 two years ago, the South’s Yonhap news agency said. “ S [...]


BAE says it ‘incorrectly presented’ cyberattack

“An executive at a division of cybersecurity firm BAE Systems ‘incorrectly presented’ an alleged cyberhacking incident involving a hedge fund, a company spokesperson said Wednesday. The executive, Paul Henninger, global product director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, told CNBC in June t [...]


ISIS Opponents Take Aim at Its Online Presence

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has taken to Twitter to spread its message, trumpet bloody successes, and recruit potential jihadists, but its social-media campaign has come under attack from forces that range from the U.S. State Department to the mysterious group of hacker-activists who call [...]


Major cybercrime rings in Kuwait, Algeria disrupted

“Microsoft Corp launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs. The operation, which began on Monday under an order issued by a federal court in Nevada, targeted tr [...]


DoD’s Unmet Cyber Needs

Last week, DoD’s CYBER leaders met in Baltimore for AFCEA International’s newest event: Cyber Symposium. It was a very good mix of senior DoD and Industry. It’s great to see the government folks getting out again. The Cyber Symposium replaced the old Joint Warfighter Conference that has been h [...]


Big Data in the Public Sector

By Bob Gourley In the video at this link and embedded below I provide some context on new approaches to data can enhance outcomes for public sector organizations, with a focus on real world use cases. I also mention key requirements which apply at most government organizations for their data and how [...]


Security Blunder at the World Cup

By Shannon Perry One of the simplest steps to bolstering cybersecurity is employing caution and complexity vis-à-vis passwords. Good passwords cannot be found in the dictionary; good passwords do not consist of only letters or only numbers; good passwords do not get shared with friends and family. [...]