The call for papers for RVAsec 4 is now open!
Conference: June 4-5th, 2015
Location: Richmond, VA
CFP Submission Deadline: March 14th, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern
RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its third year, RVAsec 2014 attracted 350 security professionals from across the country. For 2015, the conference is a two day and dual-track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.
All talks must be 55 minutes in length, and submissions will need to select either technical or business/management tracks.
Join us and enjoy the perks!
For more information and requirements, or to submit, please visit:
If you are interested in running a training class on June 3rd, please email us at email@example.com with the following information:
1) Title Of Class
2) Overview of Class (enough details that we can properly understand what students will learn!)
3) Instructor Name
4) Instructor Bio
5) Desired Class Size
6) Student Prerequisites:
7) Proposed Cost / Amount Required Per Student:
Miss a talk or even the entire conference? No problem! All of the speaker videos and presentations are linked below, or you can view the full Youtube playlist here!
David Kennedy – Keynote
Gene Fishel – Keynote
Ben Tomhave – How to Achieve Success with Cyber Risk Assessment and Analysis
Brian Baskin – Introducing Intelligence into Malware Analysis
David J. Bianco – The Pyramid of Pain: Intel-Driven Detection & Response to Increase Your Adversary’s Cost of Operations
Dan Holden & Elizabeth Martin – Pissing Down The Leg Of Much Of Our Careers; Why Are You People Still Buying Firewalls & IPS?
David Sharpe & Katherine Trame – Real World Intrusion Response – Lessons from the Trenches
Evan Booth – Terminal Cornucopia: Demystifying the Mullet
Inga Goddijn – Cyber Insurance – Worth the Effort or Total Ripoff?
Jayson E. Street – The hacker in the fun house mirror (A talk on skewed perspectives)
Jack Mannino & Abdullah Munawar – How To Find Mobile Internet Love
Joey Peloquin – Offensive Mobile Forensics
Jonathan Dambrot – Third Party Risk Management and Cybersecurity
Kimberley Parsons & Carmen Sullo – Leading Security When the Rest of The Business Doesn’t Care About Security
mubix – Attacker Ghost Stories: Mostly Free Defenses That Gives Attackers Nightmares
Nick Popovich – I Found a Thing and You Can Too: ISP’s Unauthenticated SOAP Service = Find (almost) All the Things!
Pete Herzog – Five Secrets to Building an Amazing Security Culture in Your Organization
Ray Kelly – Man In The Front – Modifying the Android OS for Mobile Application Testing
Schuyler Towne – How to Make a Lock
Seth Hanford – CVSS v3 – This One Goes to 11
Steve Werby – Bad Advice, Unintended Consequences, and Broken Paradigms – Think & Act Different!
We posted several months ago our new RVAs3c 2014 logo by Mar (@spux)!
But what we didn’t share the the T-shirt Mar made for us which is amazing!
Without further delay……….
Hack.RVA, who is building the cool badges for RVAs3c, has just released the firmware & programmer for them!
So if you want to dust off your C compiler to make these things do even more, or want to read the code to see what they can do… head over to the GitHub repo to check it out!
As you know by know, by attending RVAs3c you are getting a lot of amazing things already, as well some great giveaways at the sponsor tables. We have heard rumors that our friends at Sunera have WiFi Pineapple Mark V Tactical Bundle 6800 mAh and Risk Based Security has an HD Video Camera Spy Pen to raffle off.
What you don’t know is that we are also doing a Passport For Prizes this year!
Each attendee will receive a Passport at registration. If you want to play, then you must visit each sponsor table and obtain a signature or stamp on your Passport–you must complete the entire Passport (including contact information) in order to be eligible for the prize drawings, which will be held at the reception on Friday (sponsored by TruShield). You must be present at the reception to win.
What can you win?
-Exclusive RVAsec Speaker Bag provided by richSEC. We can’t tell you anymore about it, except for it is EPIC.
– Not just one, but two “Mystery Bags Of Shit” provided by richSEC (in honor of Jericho – this prize also comes with peer pressure to blog about the contents!).
-Phantom Keystroker, RFID Blocking Passport Billfold, 8GB USB Flash Drive Bottle Opener and Butterfly Knife Styled Bottle Opener provided by Risk Based Security
-A $150 dollar gift card to Best Buy provided by GuidePoint Security.
-Amazon Fire TV provided by Prevalent.
And hopefully more items coming soon–this is a raffle you don’t want to miss!
- After the reception is over on Friday, walk from the hotel to Friday Cheers. A Richmond tradition with bands, beer and food! Only costs a few dollars to get in and is a great time! On June 6th, Futurebirds (8 p.m.) and Spirit Family Reunion (6:30 p.m.). Cost: $5
- Try some of the best donuts in the USA from Sugar Shack! They were just voted one of the 10 Best Donut Shops In USA! Try their Maple Bacon, you won’t be disappointed!
- Like roller coasters? One of the best in the world, Intimidator 305, is at King’s Dominion & only 25 minutes away! Busch Gardens and Williamsburg is only 1 hour from Richmond.
- Like the outdoors? Check out Maymount or Lewis Ginter Gardens. Walk around Belle Island.
- Want to walk around and explore more than 300 local shops? Check out Carytown.
- Carytown RVA Craft Beer Festival is on Saturday June 7, 2014. 12pm-6pm. Cost is $25.
- Like guns? Colonial Shooting Academy is the largest indoor shooting range in the United States!
- Like squirrels? Like baseball? Check out a Richmond Flying Squirrels when they are in town. They are playing Trenton June 3 – 5.
- Visit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum on 1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223. Illustrations of the famous poem “The Raven” and numerous other artifacts surrounding the life of this great American author, the father of the psychological horror story, are housed in a series of buildings, including Richmond’s oldest.
- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has multiple permanent exhibitions as well as several traveling shows.
- One of America’s most beautiful boulevards, tree-lined Monument Avenue is the only street in the United States that is a National Historic Landmark.
- Hollywood Cemetery is a tranquil cemetery, perched above the James River rapids, and contains the grave sites of two US presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler), the only Confederate president (Jefferson Davis) and 18,000 Confederate soldiers. Free walking tours are given at 10am, Monday through Saturday.
- The Richmond region has more Civil War & Emancipation sites than anywhere else in the nation if you want to visit some battle fields!
- Check out the cobblestone streets and alleyways called Shockoe Slip for drinking and food!
- Richmond Bacon Fest returns on June 8th for another big day of bacon and craft beer at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market. Over 40 Richmond restaurants and food trucks will offer their take on their own favorite bacon-centric dishes.
- Richmond has two outdoor malls if you want to shop! Short Pump Town Center and Stony Point Fashion Park.
- Like craft beers? Plenty of places to check out such as Hardywood, Capital Ale House, Commercial Taphouse & Grill, Southern Railway Taphouse and Legend Brewery.
- Check out the fan!
There is plenty more to do in Richmond!
We are pleased to announce that RVAs3c 2014 is now sold out and we look forward to a great event! In the coming days we will provide some additional information about the conference to everyone registered.
There are still spots remaining for training classes and registration will remain open until 11:55 PM Eastern time today!
We have great training classes and instructors so sign up for training now!
See you soon!
Registration for RVAs3c ends at 11:55 PM Eastern time today!
We only have a few tickets left, and since there are no sales at the door, don’t wait–just register to guarantee yourself entry.
Our amazingly cheap training classes are still open, as all four still have spots available.
Hey, RVASec! I’m Schuyler, physical security guy, lockpicker, researcher, etc. I’ve been very honored to run trainings at RVASec the past 2 years, and while I feel confident that I’ve been able to bring a lot of material and hands-on experience to folks who took my classes, this year I’m trying to take a big leap forward.
While we will still be covering the traditional skills of lockpicking, this year’s class will use lock forensics as a scaffolding for teaching those concepts. I’ll be bringing my DSLR Microscope setup where we can collectively inspect the evidence left behind by various methods of entry live to the projector. Each entry technique will be explained in depth, then carried out by every attendee on locks provided to them. Once the concept is understood and successfully executed, we’ll open one of the locks under the microscope to see the tool marks left behind.
Each student will be trained in how to properly handle, disassemble and inspect their locks using plastic tweezers, plastic pinning trays, proper logging, and high def microscopy. The conclusion of the class will involve each student leading the class through the inspection of a mystery lock that will have been given to them at the start of the course. They will mount the specimens for everyone to see, provide analysis of the markings, and give a determination of the method of entry. The answer will have been previously provided to them in a sealed envelope. Think of it as a geekier murder mystery party.
At the end of the course students will understand and have practical experience with several methods of entry, including percussive attacks, basic picking and raking, and impressioning of cylinders. They will also have a strong foundation in the principles of lock forensics, from how to handle the lock, to tool mark analysis, to reporting their findings. I’ve been preparing for this course for years, and I’m incredibly excited to bring it to RVASec. I hope to see you there!
Only a little time left to sign up for the class!