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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.

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

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 – CNN.com Via OODA Loop [...]


Time Warner Cable Publishes First Transparency Report

“Time Warner Cable has joined a half-dozen telecommunications and technology companies that, in the past six months, have published their first transparency report on government and law enforcement requests for user data and content.” Source: Time Warner Cable Publishes First Transparency Report [...]


Turks face new Internet restrictions after Twitter block

“Turks faced fresh difficulties in accessing the Internet on Saturday after the government blocked access to Twitter, the site where tweets on a corruption scandal have angered Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.” Source: Turks face new Internet restrictions after Twitter block | Reuters Via OODA Loo [...]


Streisand Effect Takes Hold As Turkey Bans Twitter

“In an attempt to halt widespread allegations of corruption, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shuttered Twitter – but so ineffectively that the number of tweets sent in the country has remained unaffected. Last night, Erdogan announced that, following a court order, Twitter was no [...]


Microsoft caught up in fresh privacy storm

“Microsoft on Thursday scrambled to head off a privacy storm after it was revealed that the software company had searched through the private email of a blogger it suspected of having received stolen software code.” Source:Microsoft caught up in fresh privacy storm – FT.com Via OODA Loop [...]