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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.

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The FedCyber Wire

NIST To Hold Data Science Symposium 4-5 March 2014

By Bob Gourley The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory is holding a Data Science Symposium we believe will be of high interest to the enterprise CTO community. Symposium topics include the technology landscape of data science, ways to improve analy [...]


Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

“Tobiko revealed that Kenya looses in excess of $23.3 million a year to cyber-crime. ‘In view of the rising incidents of cyber-crime, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has established a dedicated unit to spearhead the prosecution of cyber criminals. Kenya is losing an esti [...]


Report: Target breach part of broader scam

“The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Servi [...]


Syrian Hackers Breached Microsoft’s Corporate Email

“A band of hackers claiming to be working in support of the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked and gained access to corporate email accounts belonging to employees of software giant Microsoft. The attack comes days after the same group, the Syrian Electronic Army, cl [...]


A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

“This type of malicious software uses a technique that parses data stored briefly in the memory banks of specific POS devices; in doing so, the malware captures the data stored on the card’s magnetic stripe in the instant after it has been swiped at the terminal and is still in the system’s me [...]


N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

“The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to co [...]


U.S. data thefts turn spotlight on Romania

“The FBI and U.S. Secret Service have been involved in numerous arrests of Romanians who target Americans. In response to the rise, in October the Council of Europe — a body that oversees cooperation between European countries — picked the Romanian capital of Bucharest for its latest cybercrim [...]


Neiman Marcus Hacked; Some Credit Card Data Stolen

“Retailer Neiman Marcus informed customers on Friday evening that the company’s data security systems had been compromised in December, resulting in the potential theft of customer credit card data. According to the company, the attack was carried out in mid-December. Neiman Marcus was informed [...]