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

Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers

“Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, U.S. officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify about 4 million current and former federal employees that their personal data may have been compromised. The hack was th [...]

Is the password dead?

Windows 10 will support the next version of the Fast Identification Online protocol. The FIDO  (Fast IDentity Online) alliance has developed “technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users.”  F [...]

Israeli Cyber Exports Double in a Year

“Israeli companies exported some US $6 billion in cyber-related products and services last year, a peak figure which surpasses the amount of Israeli defense contracts signed in 2014.” Source: Israeli Cyber Exports Double in a Year Via OODA Loop [...]

France employing hackers to tackle jihadists online

“The French prime minister’s announcement last week that he will hire computer hackers and community managers to confront the online jihadist threat, has led to privacy groups branding his comments as worrying and dangerous. Prime minister Manuel Valls announced that France would hire computer h [...]

IRS: Cyber-thieves stole up to $39M

“Cyber-thieves responsible for a large IRS data breach stole as much as $39 million by filing fraudulent tax refunds after gaining access to taxpayer information, the head of the nation’s tax agency told Congress Tuesday.” Source: IRS: Cyber-thieves stole up to $39M Via OODA Loop [...]

Warnings over growing IS cyber-threat

“A growing band of hacktivists is helping Islamic State spread its message by attacking media organisations and websites, a security company suggests. Supporters of IS were helping it with opportunistic attacks and more sophisticated operations, said FireEye.” Source: Warnings over growing IS cy [...]

Pro-ISIS Activists Take Over New York Healthcare Website

“Hundreds of people in the tri-state area who logged on to the Westchester Health website on May 21 and May 22 became concerned about the security of their personal information. The site displayed a webpage controlled by a hacker that contained an image of a flag of the terrorist group Via OODA Lo [...]

Hackers Hit Japan Pension System

“The personal data of more than 1 million Japanese citizens have been obtained by hackers, the organization that manages Japan’s universal public pension system said Monday.” Source: Hackers Hit Japan Pension System – WSJ Via OODA Loop [...]