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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.

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

Heartbleed hacks hit Mumsnet and Canada’s tax agency

“A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug. Mumsnet – which says it has 1.5 million registered members – said that it believed that the cyber thieves may have obtained passwords and person [...]


Israeli Hackers Expose ‘Anonymous’ Members

“An Israeli hacker calling himself ‘Buddhax’ has reportedly exposed some of the participants of an Anonymous-backed cyberattack that hit a number of Israeli websites this week, Haaretz reported. Posting on the Israeli Elite Force Facebook page, ‘Buddhax’ linked to a Dropbox document with [...]


Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing

“Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are trying to allay private-sector fears that sharing cyberthreat information could be seen as a violation of antitrust laws. In a [...]


Hagel releases cyber warfare plans to China

“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in China this week that he had authorized releasing details of the U.S. cyber warfare doctrine unilaterally to China in a bid to win similar cooperation from Beijing. So far, China has not reciprocated in discussing one of its most secret operations — mil [...]


New federal rule requires banks to fight DDoS attacks

“Banks and financial institutions regulated by the federal government must now monitor for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against their networks and have a plan in place to try and mitigate against such attacks, a federal regulatory body said this week. “ Source: New federal rule r [...]


Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court ruling

“Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a ‘dirty campaign’ to topple him.” Source: Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court [...]