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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

Hackers Stole $ 1billion in Brazil

“A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reveals that about one third of companies in Brazil (32%) was victim of cyber attacks last year. The world average is lower: 23%. In Brazil, 8% of the companies attacked had losses greater than $ 5 million. In total, hackers stole $ 1 billion fr [...]


Necurs Rootkit Spreading Quickly, Microsoft Warns

“Necurs, a nearly two-year-old rootkit, has been spreading quickly recently and was found on 83,427 unique machines during the month of November, according to researchers at Microsoft. Necurs is distributed through drive-by download and and may occur anytime a user visits an infected website, [...]


Australian Defence Force Academy Hacked

“A lone hacker stole the personal details of thousands of Australian military staff during an audacious attack he conducted ‘for fun’. The raid, which breached a university database at the Australian Defence Force Academy last month, is one of the worst known cyber attacks on a gov [...]


Why we need a Center for Lessons Learned in Cyber

By RyanKamauff With this post I want to give you some historical context on the Center for Army Lessons Learned and draw some conclusions for the new domain of cyber conflict. In 2004, the United States Army, despite fighting a guerilla-type warfare in Iraq, was still training soldiers in archaic fa [...]


Russian hackers hold Gold Coast doctors to ransom

“Russian hackers are holding a Gold Coast medical centre to ransom after encrypting thousands of patient health records. The hackers are demanding a ransom of $4,000 to decrypt the sensitive information held on a server at the Miami Family Medical Centre.” Source:Russian hackers hold Gol [...]


Hong Kong cops open £700k cyber security centre

“The Hong Kong government has thrown HK$9 million (£730,000) at a new Cyber Security Centre in a bid to tackle the growing threat to critical infrastructure in the Special Administrative Region of China.” Source:Hong Kong cops open £700k cyber security centre • The Register Via OODA [...]