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.

2015 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

This year's event will be held on November 10, 2015 in Tyson's Corner. Register today at Events.FedCyber.Com

FedCyber 2014 Overview

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

The Government’s Secret Wiki for Intelligence

“In another age, the paper trail may have taken the form of notes stuffed into a box in a forgotten archive. But this being the 21st century, some of the breadcrumbs were submitted to an online wiki. According to the Times, intelligence officers in various agencies rushed to complete analyses Via [...]

Black Swans: Are you prepared?

“He said the goal of the new guidelines was ‘to ensure federal managers are effectively managing risks an agency faces toward achieving its strategic objectives and arising from its activities and operations. If OMB’s new guidance is to be taken seriously — and it should — agency leaders s [...]

Bill Would Legalize Active Defense Against Hacks

“A new bill intended to update the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would allow victims of computer attacks to engage in active defense measures to identify the attacker and disrupt the attack. Proposed by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), the bill would grant victims of computer intrusions unprecedented right [...]

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

“HACKED MEDICAL DEVICES make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson warned customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps last fall. And St. Jude has spent months dealing with the fallout of vulnerabili [...]

Idaho county pays ransom to release encrypted servers

“Bingham County ended up paying more than $3,000 in ransom after it was unable to fully recover from an attack on county servers. The ransomware attack was initially discovered Feb. 15, when county dispatchers were unable to access systems crucial to emergency responders. Information technology pe [...]

Mike Pence used private email for state business

“Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, at times discussing sensitive matters and homeland security issues. Emails released to IndyStar in response to a public records request show Pence communicated via his personal AO [...]

Defense Science Board Report on Cyber Deterrence

The United States gains tremendous economic, social, and military advantages from cyberspace. However, our pursuit of these advantages has created extensive dependencies on highly vulnerable information technologies and industrial control systems. As a result, U.S. national security is at unacceptab [...]

Singapore military hack ‘probably state sponsored’

“The Singaporean military’s dedicated web access system was breached this month by hackers thought to be hunting for official secrets, the government said on Tuesday.” Source: Singapore military hack ‘probably state sponsored’ | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post Via OODA Loop [...]