By AdamElkus By now, readers will likely have caught themselves up with the twists and turns of Newsweek‘s apparently ill-fated hunt for the real Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudoanonymous brain behind bitcoin. I point readers to financial analyst Felix Salmon’s blog on the subject for a good overvi [...]
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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“Hackers brought down several public NATO websites, the alliance said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest escalation in cyberspace over growing tensions over Crimea.” Source: NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension | Reuters Via OODA Loop [...]
By Bob Gourley The Security Analysis and Risk Management Association (SARMA) and the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) are partnering to help advance the body of knowledge around global supply chain risk management on 5 and 6 May. Please see the details below and click here to register. Pl [...]
Innovators, Integrators and Tech Vendors: Here is what the government hopes they will buy from you in 2015
Everyone knows it can be very hard to do business with the government. But you can take steps to make it easier to serve. The most important thing to do, in my opinion, is to be informed on government mission needs. How else can you determine if you have what the government really wants from [&helli [...]
“Cyber security is emerging as one of the biggest threats for exchange operators as hackers become more sophisticated in their efforts to disrupt the global financial system, a group of exchange leaders told an industry conference. More than half of the world’s exchanges were hit by cyber attack [...]
By Bob Gourley It is time we all began to focus more on the coming age of a totally networked, software-enhanced, continually enhancing, device enabled world. No doubt you are already tracking the construct many are calling the “Internet of Things” and you may have been pondering what this conne [...]
“Lockheed Martin on Wednesday announced that it would acquire a Massachusetts company that helps protect electrical grids, oil and gas pipelines and other pieces of critical infrastructure against cyberattacks. The purchase of Industrial Defender, which has more than 130 employees, is part of a mo [...]
“While U.S. law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compromised computers used by cyber criminals, the National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying. The NSA has ‘co-opted’ more than 140,000 computers since August 2007 for [...]
By Bob Gourley Leon Panetta spoke today at the Symantec government conference in DC. No matter what your politics are, I hope you see this man as a great American who always puts country above himself. I believe that. He has spent his entire adult life proving that. He is a fantastic speaker. He hel [...]
“With the current situation in Ukraine, and Russian hackers’ penchant for escalating minor and major disputes and conflicts their nation has with neighbouring countries into the cyber realm, it’s no wonder that Latvia has launched a Cyber Defence Unit. According to Deutsche Welle, the newly es [...]
“Eric Filiol, head of the Operational Cryptography and Computer Virology lab hosted by ESIEA in Laval, France, was scheduled to give a talk on Friday at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. However, that talk has been canceled after reviewers in the intelligence community deem [...]
“An aggressive cyber weapon called Snake has infected dozens of Ukrainian computer networks including government systems in one of the most sophisticated attacks of recent years. Also known as Ouroboros, after the serpent of Greek mythology that swallowed its own tail, experts say it is comparable [...]
By Bob Gourley We read with enthusiasm about the continued positive news coming out of SMU on the topic of computer engineering, specifically the establishment of a new institute for cyber security and an innovation gym led by friend and renowned engineer Fred Chang. Press release is below: Darwin D [...]
MSPA Unified Certification Standard For Cloud Service Providers: Is This A Commercial Version of FedRamp?
The Unified Certification Standard (UCS) is a certification and audit (similar to a SAS70 Audit) for the cloud computing and managed services industry. Developed by MSPs for MSPs, it’s the longest standing program of its type in existence. The UCS is a standard unlike any other in that it comes wi [...]
SINET Continues Virtuous Work: Convening World Class Cyber Security Thought Leaders at IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum 8-9 Apr
By Bob Gourley You know the Security Innovation Network (SINET), the virtuous community builder focused on promotion of innovation in cyber security. One of the ways SINET helps move the community forward is by convening a yearly IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF). The 2014 ITSEF will be held [...]