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.

FedCyber 2014 Overview

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

2015 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

This year's event will be held on November 10, 2014 in Tyson's Corner.

The FedCyber Wire

Big Data Integration Workshop on Dec 2 in Vienna, VA

This workshop is for real developers only. It will sell out soon. Please check it out now and if you need to be there register immediately. If you know someone else who should be there tell them to do the same. From: Big Data Integration Workshop Tue, Dec 2 — English — [...]

U.S.-Japan Rebalancing

The United States and Japan just released their Interim Report on the Revision of the Guidelines for U.S. – Japan Defense Cooperation. (Available here: Anyone who works U.S.-Japan interoperability issues (from policy to technology) will be i [...]

Smartphones can now unlock hotel rooms

“Starwood Hotels and Resorts on Monday became the first chain to let guests unlock doors with their phones. The feature is available at only 10 Aloft, Element and W hotels but will expand to 140 more properties in those brands by the middle of next year.” Source: Smartphones can now unlock hotel [...]

UK spy chief: Big tech firms must help combat terrorism

“UK spy chief Robert Hannigan called on big U.S. tech companies to do more to help governments combat terrorism Tuesday, as he described social media as ‘a terrorist’s command-and-control network of choice.’” Source: UK spy chief: Big tech firms must help combat terrorism – V [...]

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. I know everyone reading this has two-factor turned on for iCloud, Google Services, and DropBox! But usin [...]

Pew: Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase

The blurring lines between physical and cyber systems, coverage of data monitoring from the Edward Snowden revelations, and the deluge of cyber attacks in 2014 have resulted in new levels of American interest in cybersecurity. A few examples of this attention are the speculations around the impleme [...]