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 to register for this year's event which will be held on November 5, 2014 in Tyson's Corner.

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The FedCyber Wire

U.S., NATO Exploring Collective Cyber Defense

“Top American and NATO military leaders could begin exploring the ramifications of an Article 5 response by the alliance to a cyber attack, according to a top Pentagon cyber official.” Source: U.S., NATO Exploring Collective Cyber Defense | USNI News Via OODA Loop [...]

Consumer Reports: Digital Threats and the Cyber Gap

Another prominent research organization, Consumer Reports, has investigated American victims of digital crime and quantified American responses to the growing number of cyber attacks. Its most recent cyber report, Your Secrets Aren’t Safe surveyed thousands of American consumers regarding digita [...]

Chip-and-pin credit cards: The USA’s slow transition

“LATE next year Americans, and foreign business travellers in America, can expect to see a big change at every retail establishment they visit: new chip-and-pin credit-card readers that require customers to enter a pin, rather than sign a receipt, to confirm a transaction. The readers will be pair [...]

Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction

By George Romas Why does security have to be so onerous? Is this password secure enough: Mxyzptlk? Wait, that might be vulnerable to a comic book dictionary attack (bonus points for Superman fans), so let’s add some numbers and special characters: M4xyZ!ptL#K. Not bad, but suppose policy requires [...]

Banks: Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang’s

“Nationwide chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro said today that it is investigating claims of a data breach involving credit and debit card data reportedly stolen from restaurant locations nationwide.” Source:Banks: Credit Card Breach at P.F. Chang’s — Krebs on Security Via OODA Loop [...]