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

More than a million OPM hack victims still not notified

More than a million victims of a massive hack of U.S. government computer files have still not been officially notified that their data was compromised and that they are eligible for free credit-monitoring protection, officials said on Friday. Source: More than a million OPM hack victims still not n [...]

How much money do pirates make?

“They say crime doesn’t pay, but a new study estimates that pirates make somewhere in the range of $70 million every year by installing malware on the devices of unsuspecting users. According to a study called ‘Digital Bait’ commissioned by the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and conducted b [...]

Cyber sharing with industry improving, DOJ says

Private-sector executives have sent a clear message to the Justice Department: The cyberthreat information the department shares must improve, said Sean Newell, a deputy chief in the department’s National Security Division. Source: Cyber sharing with industry improving, DOJ says Via OODA Loop [...]

Universities suffer cyber-attack 

University students across the UK have been unable to submit work, after the academic computer network known as Janet came under cyber-attack.Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks began on Monday and are continuing, according to the network’s operator, Jisc. Source: Universities suffer cybe [...]

Harnessing the Power of Quantum Science

The growing gap between existing cybersecurity solutions and the sophistication of hacks is well known and has been widely publicized. Instead of just incremental catch-up activities, there is a push toward strengthening the overall security foundation within organizations. One such approach is thro [...]

FBI admits it uses stingrays, zero-day exploits

“The head of the FBI’s science and technology division has admitted what no other agency official has acknowledged before—the FBI sometimes exploits zero-day vulnerabilities to catch bad guys. The admission came in a profile published Tuesday of Amy Hess, the FBI’s executive assistant direct [...]

New payment card malware hard to detect and remove

FireEye says it has discovered a type of malware designed to steal payment card data that can be very difficult to detect and remove.The cybercriminal group behind the malware, which FireEye nicknamed “FIN1,” is suspected of being in Russia and has been known to target financial institutions. So [...]

Veterans Finding Success In Cybersecurity

We were pleased to see CSO magazine produce a feature focused on military veterans who have made the transition from active duty to civilian life in the cybersecurity domain (see: Hacked Opinions: Veterans who transitioned into InfoSec). The write-up featured Armor CSO Jeff Schilling, a retired U.S [...]