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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.

FedCyber 2014 Overview

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

2015 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

This year's event will be held on November 10, 2015 in Tyson's Corner.

The FedCyber Wire

To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

“The rules of War 2.0 (or 3.0) are murky. Experts and pundits say that cyberwarfare is happening. And it makes sense. But it has been very hard to prove. A new report adds to the body of evidence, charging that the Russian military is waging a sustained cyber campaign against Via OODA Loop [...]


VA Thwarts Over a Billion Cyber Threats in March

“The Department of Veterans Affairs experienced a significant surge in cyber threats in March, Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren said during a Thursday call with reporters.” Source: VA Thwarts Over a Billion Cyber Threats — Just in March – Nextgov.com Via OODA Loop [...]


Canadian hacker arrested for spying through webcams

“Federal police arrested a Canadian woman Wednesday accused of remotely taking over people’s computers and spying on them using their own webcams. The 27-year-old suspect, who allegedly leads on online hacker forum with 35,000 members worldwide, used malicious software to infect and take over ot [...]


Demand surges for cybersecurity in Mideast and Africa

“Demand surges for cyber security in the Middle East and Africa as firms in the region face thousands of cyber threats on average per day, experts warned here Sunday. According to global consultancy International Data Corporation (IDC), spending on ICT will exceed 270 billion U.S. dollars in the M [...]


Boards are on high alert over security threats

“In 2014, 42.8 million security incidents were detected, a 48 percent increase over the previous year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The average size of the financial hits attributed to those incidents was $2.7 million, and the number of organizations reporting incident-related losses of mo [...]


Estonia recruits volunteer army of ‘cyber warriors’

“Estonia has recruited a ‘ponytail army’ of volunteer computer experts who stand ready to defend the nation against cyber attack. The country’s reserve force, the Estonian Defence League, has a Cyber Unit consisting of hundreds of civilian volunteers, including teachers, lawyers and economis [...]


What’s new in the U.S. cyber strategy

“In the past, the United States has been very cagey about its ability to conduct offensive actions in cyberspace. Over the last few years though, U.S. officials and former officials have gradually started to open up a little bit and discuss how the United States is able to mount cyber attacks on [...]


White House Takes Cybersecurity Pitch to Silicon Valley

“President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon [...]