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.

2015 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

This year's event will be held on November 10, 2015 in Tyson's Corner. Register today at Events.FedCyber.Com

FedCyber 2014 Overview

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The FedCyber Wire

Walgreens Acknowledges Insider Breach

“Walgreens recently began notifying an undisclosed number of customers that their personal information may have been stolen by a former pharmacy employee in Atlanta, Ga., between March 3, 2014 and April 14, 2014, and provided to a third party. The stolen data may have included the affected custome [...]

Ruling Raises Stakes for Cyberheist Victims

“A Missouri firm that unsuccessfully sued its bank to recover $440,000 stolen in a 2010 cyberheist may now be on the hook to cover the financial institution’s legal fees, an appeals court has ruled. Legal experts say the decision is likely to discourage future victims from pursuing such cases. C [...]

Hackers Threaten Passenger Planes

“The plane’s technology ‘may allow the exploitation of network security vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data, systems and networks critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane,’ the FAA said. The ord [...]

U.S., NATO Exploring Collective Cyber Defense

“Top American and NATO military leaders could begin exploring the ramifications of an Article 5 response by the alliance to a cyber attack, according to a top Pentagon cyber official.” Source: U.S., NATO Exploring Collective Cyber Defense | USNI News Via OODA Loop [...]

Consumer Reports: Digital Threats and the Cyber Gap

Another prominent research organization, Consumer Reports, has investigated American victims of digital crime and quantified American responses to the growing number of cyber attacks. Its most recent cyber report, Your Secrets Aren’t Safe surveyed thousands of American consumers regarding digita [...]

Chip-and-pin credit cards: The USA’s slow transition

“LATE next year Americans, and foreign business travellers in America, can expect to see a big change at every retail establishment they visit: new chip-and-pin credit-card readers that require customers to enter a pin, rather than sign a receipt, to confirm a transaction. The readers will be pair [...]

Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction

By George Romas Why does security have to be so onerous? Is this password secure enough: Mxyzptlk? Wait, that might be vulnerable to a comic book dictionary attack (bonus points for Superman fans), so let’s add some numbers and special characters: M4xyZ!ptL#K. Not bad, but suppose policy requires [...]