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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.

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The FedCyber Wire

Diaspora social network cannot stop IS posts

The team behind a social network being used by Islamic State (IS) militants has admitted it cannot prevent the spread of extremist material. Diaspora is a decentralised network with data stored on many private servers which cannot be controlled by any single administrator. IS is believed to have swi [...]


Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well. via Most popular Android apps [...]


Many Chrome browser extensions do fradulent things

An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google’s Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users. via Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things – Computerworld. Via OODA Loop [...]


Personal Data Out in the Open

By Katie Kennedy What you did not know about your personal data? Reddit, Imgur, Twitch, and a couple other major internet portals are about to hand over reams and reams of user data to university professors to do research on. How can the sites do it while still maintaining users’ trust? Earlier th [...]


UPS Data Breach

Data breaches have captured the attention of the American media several times this year. The compromise of Target’s systems and the resulting media coverage cost the corporation hundreds of millions of dollars in the first half of 2014, and the repercussions are far from over. In a recent report, [...]