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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

Viber Attacked By Syrian Electronic Army

“Viber has confirmed a situation earlier this morning in which Viber appeared to have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (a pro-government group of computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad). AppleSpot originally reported on the hack that affected the Viber support page [...]

The Challenge Posed by Chinese Psychological Warfare

“Beijing hopes to win future conflicts without firing a shot. How? By using psychological warfare to manipulate both a nation’s leaders and its populace—affecting the thought processes and cognitive frameworks of allies and opponents alike. Indeed, the PRC’s psychological warfare operations [...]

Indonesia Joins China as Cyber-Attack Powerhouse

“Indonesia isn’t known as an epicenter for hacking, but the Southeast Asian country was the source of 21 percent of the world’s cyber-attack traffic in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by Akamai Technologies to be published later today. The type of activity observed in Ind [...]

Announcing the 2013 Data Impact Awards

By Bob Gourley Cloudera has just announced an awards program designed to highlight repeatable solutions that achieve great things for key mission areas. This program, called the “Data Impact Award,” will bring focus to CDH users and the applications they are building around the Big Data solution [...]

UN group to issue warning about mobile phone hacking

A U.N. group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could let hackers attack at least half a billion phones.The bug, discovered by a German firm, lets hackers gain remote control and clone certain types of mo [...]

Apple acknowledges that developer site was hacked

“In an email to developers on Sunday, Apple acknowledged that the reason behind the lengthy developer site outage was because of a hacking attempt on Thursday. Apple said that personal information was not accessed, however it is double checking to make sure that developer names, emails and physica [...]

Taiwan a ‘testing ground’ for Chinese cyber army

“Taiwan is the frontline in an emerging global battle for cyberspace, according to elite hackers in the island’s IT industry, who say it has become a rehearsal area for the Chinese cyberattacks that have strained ties with the United States. The self-governing island, they say, has endur [...]