Cybersecurity Conference & Exposition – Washington, DC

The Cybersecurity Conference & Expo is coming up December 8-9 in Washington, DC – delivering in-depth training for government practitioners and essential networking opportunities with government and industry leaders at the forefront of cybersecurity initiatives.

The conference offers 2 days of in-depth sessions on cyber defense, policy and planning. The FREE one-day expo includes education sessions, a CISSP Exam Prep Clinic and a keynote presentation from Shawn Henry, Executive Assistant Director at the FBI.

Conference Topics include:

  • Defensive and offensive tactics to protect your assets
  • The Advanced Persistent Threat
  • Influx of malware breaches
  • The latest cyber attack vectors
  • Social media threats and solutions
  • Insider threats and solutions
  • The mind of the hacker
  • Calculating ROI on your cyber investment
  • Preparing the cyber offensive and defensive leaders of tomorrow
  • Improving current offensive and defensive assets
  • The current state and future of cybersecurity policy

The Expo is free for the government, and Early Bird rates are in effect until November 11th on the Conference – saving you $200!

Find out more and register today at

Government Smart Card Security broken by Hackers

Almost all government systems now require a smart card along with a password to gain access. Well, looks like hackers have found a way to circumvent the smart card security token.

According to a TechWorld article, security company Mandiant has discovered what they call a smart card proxy attack. Hackers have been able to bypass the security token by redirecting the token request.

Hackers gain access to systems by sending users a malicious e-mail attachment. Then they use a key-logger program to steal the users password as it is typed in.

Finally, the criminals attempt to log into the government server and redirect the token request back to the hacked system. 

For more information see the full article on TechWorld.

Virtual FOSE Conference this Week

Virtual FOSE is going on this week, and you do not have to travel to Washington, DC to experience it. This top rated technology show is coming direct to you online!

(From website) Government-wide, FOSE is known as the can’t miss annual meeting. No other event draws over 10,000 senior level IT decision makers from federal, state, local, and international government converging to learn, network, share experiences, and evaluate products, services, and solutions from over 400 industry partners.

Virtual FOSE will take this annual meeting to another level and we’re bringing it to your desktop! You don’t have to come to Washington, DC to experience the #1 rated Technology Show for Government. It’s available from the comfort of your office! Join Virtual FOSE July 21 for an inspiring keynote presentation (Craig from Craigslist), in-depth education, new product demos, and peer-to-peer collaboration!

CISSP Exam Prep • Cloud Computing • Windows Azure Platform & SharePoint 2010 • Security Clearance Government Agencies and Social Media • Access Control via Identity Management • Effective Security Architectures And more!

•Expert instructors featuring industry leaders from DHS, NASA, State Dept., EPA, GSA, and more!

Coming this week! Register now!