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

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The FedCyber Wire

Dear Obama, From Infosec

“If your intent was to show technical information to experts to confirm Russia’s involvement, you’ve done the precise opposite. Grizzley-Steppe proves such enormous incompetence that we doubt all the technical details you might have. I mean, it’s possible that you classified the important de [...]

Cyberwar for Sale: A New Political Weapon

“After a maker of surveillance software was hacked, its leaked documents shed light on a shadowy global industry that has turned email theft into a terrifying — and lucrative — political weapon.” Source: Cyberwar for Sale – The New York Times Via OODA Loop [...]

Massachusetts makes data breach reports available online

“Hundreds of data breaches affecting thousands of Massachusetts residents were reported to the state in 2016. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation announced on Tuesday that it was making reports of potential identity theft available to the public on its website. Previously those [...]

Ransomware Has Evolved, And Its Name Is Doxware

“With doxware, hackers hold computers hostage until the victim pays the ransom, similar to ransomware. But doxware takes the attack further by compromising the privacy of conversations, photos, and sensitive files, and threatening to release them publicly unless the ransom is paid. Because of the [...]

Pentagon subcontractor leaks classified personnel data

“A security researcher at the MacKeeper Security Research Center has revealed a Pentagon subcontractor exposed sensitive U.S. military health care personnel data thanks to an insecure server backup protocol. MacKeeper’s Chris Vickery determined that at least 11 gigabytes of confidential data — [...]

Chinese hackers stole Google search engine secrets

“As Jake Bebber, a U.S. Cyber Command military officer, put it, the threat from China and its strategy of seeking the destruction of the United States have been misunderstood by the U.S. government and military. ‘China seeks to win without fighting, so the real danger is not that America will Vi [...]

European Security Watchdog OSCE Hacked

“Hackers targeted the IT systems of the international security monitoring group Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the group’s spokeswoman said Wednesday.” Source: European Security Watchdog OSCE Hacked – Via OODA Loop [...]

Is This the Accidental Mastermind in the DNC Hack?

“The list of characters that the White House is sanctioning for participating in the ‘Fancy Bear’ DNC hacks reads like a casting call for a James Bond movie (the Roger Moore years.) A quick image search on the names turns up a handful of GRU officers in olive military uniforms, Via OODA Loop [...]