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

DailyMotion Hacked — 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

“This time a popular video sharing platform DailyMotion has allegedly been hacked and tens of millions of users information have been stolen. Breach notification service LeakedSource announced the data breach on Monday after the company obtained 85.2 Million records from Dailymotion.” Source: Da [...]

Putin Approves New Cybersecurity Doctrine

“Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed off on a broad-ranging plan aimed at bolstering the country’s defenses against cyberattacks from abroad and cracking down on perceived foreign influence. The Kremlin’s new ‘information security doctrine’ comes as attention has focused on [...]

Ransomware as a Service fuels explosive growth

“Just download our simple ransomware toolkit and we can have you up and running in hours – stealing hundreds or thousands of dollars from people in other countries, all from the comfort of your home office – or your parents’ basement. Sit back and watch the Bitcoin roll in! OK, Via OODA Loop [...]

Cybersecurity Readiness Confidence Declined In 2016

“A big part of that drop came on the back of a 12-point decline in risk assessment capabilities. As a part of the assurance report, security practitioners were asked about their risk assessment capabilities in 11 key areas, including cloud environments, endpoints, and Web servers. Most areas achie [...]

How blockchain can help fight cyberattacks

“In 2009, Bitcoin became the first real application of blockchain, a secure decentralized monetary exchange platform that removed the need for central brokers. More recently, blockchain has proven its worth in other fields. Blockchain is the culmination of decades of research and breakthroughs in [...]

In 2017, Agencies Should Expect Forced Cyber Disruption

“In response to the OPM data breach, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigated, reaching out to private-sector chief information officers to get cybersecurity recommendations to help ensure this would not happen again. Those enterprise CIOs told committee staff members about [...]

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators Easily Hacked

“The communication protocol used by some of the latest generation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) is weak enough to allow even attackers without advanced knowledge to reverse-engineer it and exploit vulnerabilities such as denial of service (DoS), security researchers have discov [...]

Hacks at Russian central bank have cost 2 billion rubles

“Hackers in 2016 stole 2 billion rubles — equivalent to $31 million — from accounts that banks keep at Russia’s central bank. The Bank of Russia confirmed the cyberattacks and the extent of the losses to CNNMoney on Friday. Hackers had tried to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central Via OOD [...]