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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.

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The FedCyber Wire

Turkish court orders partial lifting of YouTube ban

“A Turkish court on Friday ruled that a blanket ban of social-media website YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be lifted, citing a top court ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on microblogging site Twitter.” Source: Turkish court orders partial lifting o [...]

Cyber Insecurity: A Boon for Insurers

By ShannonPerry We’ve written plenty about data breaches. Within the last year, valuable data has been stolen from Target, the University of Maryland at College Park, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Internal Revenue Service. Retailers and reputations have suffered immensely fr [...]

Turkey court orders lifting of Twitter ban

“Turkey’s Official Gazette published on Thursday a constitutional court ruling saying the country’s block on access to Twitter violated freedom of expression and individual rights, piling pressure on telecoms authorities to lift the ban.” Source: Turkey court orders lifting of Twitter ban | [...]

Cyber attacks hit oil, gas, just as much as retail

“Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, says that retailers aren’t the only victims. He says that energy companies — including the oil and gas industry — were targeted in 41 percent of the malicious software-attack cases reported to [...]

NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought

“Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency’s ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers. Reuters reported in December that th [...]

In Snowden’s Wake, Google Ups Security

By ShannonPerry Have you noticed a new lock in your address bar? Last week, Google announced new security measures for Gmail – “something we made a top priority after last summer’s revelations.”  The change is yet another reaction to last year’s revelations of Edward Snowden, the controve [...]

Ukraine crisis could dent booming cybercrime

“Two US senators are hoping to use Ukraine’s new vulnerability to compel the Eastern European nation to clean up the rampant cybercrime within its borders. The Ukranian city of Odessa is said to be home to the world’s largest online stolen credit card data marketplace, and the country at large [...]

Facebook drone plan to offer low-cost net access

“Facebook has ambitious plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers. The move was announced on the social media platform by founder Mark Zuckerberg. It will put it in direct competition with Google, which is planning to deliver net acces [...]

Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

“Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.” Source: Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea – Via OODA Loop [...]