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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

Canada and Sweden, the Cyber Security Romance

“Though Canada is already a member of the Five Eyes intelligence collective, along with Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and the US, in late September the Harper government committed to an ‘a new arrangement’ with Sweden ‘that will allow them to work together on science and technology projec [...]


Cost Of Data Breach Jumps By 23%

“Paging the incident response team: It now takes a large organization an average of 21 days at a cost of $20,000 per day to clean up and remediate after a cyberattack, with the total price tag for a data breach now at nearly $640,000. That’s an increase of 23% over last year, says Larry Ponemon, [...]


Pre-Event Video Context for FedCyber 2014

The video embedded below and at this link provides some pre-event context on 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 [...]


Snapchat hackers release 100k photos and videos

“More than 100,000 videos and images sent using Snapchat have been leaked by hackers who have been intercepting and collecting the images for years.” Source: Snapchat hackers release 100k photos and videos including child pornography | Daily Mail Online Via OODA Loop [...]


Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others

“Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.” Source: Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine a [...]


Strata Hadoop World 2014: Watch Live Streaming Here

If you could not make it to Strata-Hadoop World 2014 in NYC you can still watch streaming video of the keynotes. To do that visit our Hadoop World video streaming page here: https://ctovision.com/strata-hadoop-world-2014-watch-live-streaming-here/ Be sure to bookmark it! Here is the schedule of keyn [...]


Malware Based Credit Card Breach at Kmart

“Sears Holding Co. late Friday said it recently discovered that point-of-sale registers at its Kmart stores were compromised by malicious software that stole customer credit and debit card information. The company says it has removed the malware from store registers and contained the breach, but t [...]


Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

“There are only ‘around 100′ cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre. Speaking to the BBC’s Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the ‘rather limited group of good programmers’. ‘We [...]


What should you know about the Symantec Split

Enterprise IT and cyber security professionals should all track the recent news of Symantec splitting into two publicly traded firms. Before giving our cut, review the official press release here: Symantec Announces New Strategy to Fuel Growth and Plans to Separate into Two Public Industry-Leading T [...]


The one cybersecurity threat everyone misses

“‘More and more as the large companies put their defenses in place, the adversaries are going toward their suppliers,’ said Sondra Barbour, Lockheed Martin’s head of information systems. ‘We really need to pay attention to this.’” Source:The one cybersecurity threat everyone misses [...]


Huge Data Leak at Largest U.S. Bond Insurer

“On Monday, KrebsOnSecurity notified MBIA Inc. — the nation’s largest bond insurer — that a misconfiguration in a company Web server had exposed countless customer account numbers, balances and other sensitive data. Much of the information had been indexed by search engines, including a page [...]