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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.

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

Iranian Hackers May Be Lurking on LinkedIn, Report Says

“Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a network of fake LinkedIn profiles, which they suspect were being used by hackers in Iran to build relationships with potential victims around the world, according to a new report to be published Wednesday by security firm Dell SecureWorks Inc.” Source: [...]

Average business spends $15 million battling cybercrime

“The average U.S. company of 1,000 employees or more spends $15 million a year battling cybercrime, up 20 percent compared to last year, according to a report released today. Attacks involving malicious code, malware, viruses, worms, trojans and botnets accounted for 40 percent of this cost, follo [...]

eSentire Appoints Bob Gourley To Advisory Board

Editor’s note: I am very proud to be associated with eSentire in this way. They are a tremendous firm providing businesses with cybersecurity capabilities they would not otherwise have, including an ability to tap into an always on team of experts. -bg The following is from the press release a [...]

Twin brothers sentenced for hacking State Department

“A district judge on Oct. 2 sentenced twin brothers Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter to prison for, among other things, conspiring to hack into State Department computer systems to obtain passport and visa information. Sohaib used his position as a State Department contractor to access computer systems wi [...]

Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed

“Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year. The Trump Hotel Collection said on its website that hackers gained access to its systems between May 2014 and June 2015 at the front desk of Via OODA Loop [...]

$460M CYBERCOM Contract Will Create Digital Munitions

“An 84-page draft task order released Sept. 30 runs the gamut of hacking and counterhacking work, plus traditional IT support activities. The proposed solicitation was accompanied by a 114-page draft of the full 5-year contract. In May, CYBERCOM officials cancelled a similar $475 million proje [...]

Pyongyang suspected of hacking Seoul’s subway operator

“North Korea is suspected of hacking into a Seoul subway operator in 2014 for at least five months, a South Korean lawmaker said Monday. After hacking into two operating servers of Seoul Metro, the hackers allegedly broke into more than 210 employee computers and infected 58 with malicious codes, [...]

Global nuclear facilities ‘at risk’ of cyber attack

“The risk of a ‘serious cyber attack’ on nuclear power plants around the world is growing, warns a report. The civil nuclear infrastructure in most nations is not well prepared to defend against such attacks, it added. Many of the control systems for the infrastructure were ‘insecure by desi [...]

Hackers dump data for 2.3 million Patreon users online

“Crowdfunding site Patreon revealed earlier this week that it had recently been hacked, compromising the email addresses, usernames, and shipping addresses of its users. Since then, the hackers have dumped the data online, revealing the personal information of about 2.3 million users in the proce [...]