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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.

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

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

Intrusion detection honeypots simplify network security

“Intrusion detection is a complex business. Whether you deploy an intrusion detection system (IDS), or you collect and analyze the computer and device logs on your network, identifying malicious traffic in a sea of legitimate activity can be both difficult and time consuming. A honeypot makes [...]


IronKey Enterprise Wins Homeland Security Award

“IronKey Enterprise has won a Homeland Security Award for Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution from Government Security News (GSN). IronKey was presented with the award on November 8th in Washington, DC. IronKey Enterprise protects mobile data for government employees by combining the w [...]


Sorting Through the Government Data Explosion

“In May 2009, the Obama administration started putting raw government data on the Web. It started with 47 data sets. Today, there are more than 270,000 government data sets, spanning every imaginable category from public health to foreign aid. This was all done in the name of openness, transpa [...]


Cyber Command Achieves Full Operational Capability

DoD has announced Cyber Command has achieved full operational capability, marking another point along DoD’s path to be better able to defend internal networks and computers and perhaps better able to serve in defense of other federal departments and one day parts of our civilian infrastructure.   [...]


Catalyst for Transformation

“In the two years since the U.S. State Department deployed a digital security dashboard to monitor a key unclassified network of 5,000 routers and 40,000 host computers that support 285 foreign posts, automated data collection has enabled the department to implement risk-based scoring, reducin [...]


Homeland Security Releases 2010 Risk Lexicon

“Developed by the DHS Risk Steering Committee (RSC), the purpose of the DHS Risk Lexicon is to establish and make available a comprehensive list of terms and meanings relevant to the practice of homeland security risk management and analysis. Accomplishing this goal improves the capability of [...]


Cyber epidemic grows urgent, ELC panelists say

“When the country was threatened with an H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, nearly every sector of society got involved with educating the public. Agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set up websites, public-service TV ads were aired, schools preached good hygiene, and super [...]


Phishing Attackers Focusing on HR

“HR, beware: Hackers are using ‘legitimate-looking e-mails from HR and IT staff of the targeted organization[s]’ to send ‘malicious attachments,’ according to the October 2010 Symantech MessageLabs Intelligence Report. ‘Of the 516 attacks, only six organizations were the intended tar [...]


Bredolab Botnet Busted

“The Bredolab botnet has been busted. So said the High Tech Crime Team, part of the National Crime Squad in the Netherlands, on Monday. According to Dutch authorities, ‘the botnet network used servers hired in the Netherlands from a reseller of LeaseWeb,’ one of Europe’s larg [...]


TechAmerica survey slightly bullish on fed IT growth

The Federal Cyber landscape is driven by missions and budgets.  Mission without budget is folly.  Even in periods of significant downward pressure on budgets, there must be spending to ensure agencies succeed.  When it comes to IT, a leading assessment indicates IT spending will actually increase [...]