RVAsec 11 After Party — Illusions, Comedy, Mentalism — Register Now!

The RVAsec 11 after party, brought to you by GuidePoint Security and RVAsec, will be at in the main Omni Ballroom on Thursday, June 16th, right after the conference ends!

  • 5:00pm to 7:30pm: Food/Beverage
  • 5:30ish: Show Begins!

Chris Michael…Illusions, comedy, mentalism, music, and endless fun—all wrapped into one magical show that makes any event extra special. Chris’ unique blend of light-hearted but POWERFUL magic and humor have been dazzling audiences like yours for 10+ years! Chris has been blessed to travel the world bringing fun and happiness to Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and even major sporting events – he’s done shows for GE, US Army, Marriott International, Amazon, facebook, the FBI and multiple conferences and events.

This is an exclusive event, so you must be registered to attend or you will not be allowed entrance–no exceptions!

Important Notes:

  • You must use the same email you used to register to RVAsec.
  • Each attendee must have his/her own name listed (duplicates will be deleted).
  • If you are not registered for RVAsec,  your ticket will be deleted. 
  • Age Restriction: You must be 21 and over to drink alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Even if you have a ticket for RVAsec and said that you wanted to attend during the signup process, you MUST now registered for the party!

Register For The After Party Now!

If you haven’t bought a ticket for the RVAsec conference yet, now is the time…. click this link, you know you want to!

Or if you know better, don’t click that link, copy and paste this (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/223787804347) in and purchase that ticket!

Richmond FBI To Keynote RVAsec 2022!

We are pleased to announce that Michael P. French and Chris Cope, FBI cyber agents from the Richmond field office will be keynoting RVAsec 2022!

Chris Cope is the Supervisor Special Agent of FBI Richmond’s Cyber Squad.  He joined the FBI in 2009 and was assigned to the FBI New York field office, working criminal cyber intrusions.  In 2015, Chris accepted a promotion to Cyber Division headquarters to work nation state cyber threats and later accepted another promotion in 2019 to Field Supervisor of FBI Richmond’s Cyber Squad.  Chris’s background includes a Masters in Cyber Security from Penn State University and ten years as an Oracle Systems Administrator, prior to the FBI.

Special Agent Michael P. French has been with the FBI since 2004 and specializes in conducting investigations into criminal and national security computer intrusions.

Book Your Hotel Room for RVAsec 2022 Now!

Conference Dates: Thursday, June 16th & Friday, June 17th, 2022
Where: Richmond Omni Hotel, 100 South 12th St., Richmond, VA 23219 – 2nd Floor

Hotel Reservations @ the Richmond Omni

We were able to secure an excellent rate of $145 per night, plus tax. The room block will expire on June 8, 2022. The rate is available 6/15 to 6/18. All overnight guests will be able to valet park at the reduced rate of $10 per day and receive free WiFi in their guest rooms. 

Please use this link to make your reservations as soon as possible:

Travel & Directions

The hotel is in downtown Richmond. The following link provides more details:

Airport: Richmond International Airport (RIC):



Hotel Guests: All overnight guests will be able to valet at the reduced rate of $10 per day.
Day Parking/Self-Parking: There are several self-pay parking garages within a four block radius of the hotel.

View this PDF for more information:

Capture The Flag (CTF) Run By MetaCTF and Sponsored By SafeBreach

The MetaCTF (https://metactf.com/) team is back for this year’s Capture the Flag competition!

We’ll be providing a practice environment on Day 1 of the conference to help participants prepare for the competition, find teams, and get familiar with the platform. If you’ve never participated in a CTF before, this is a perfect opportunity to get started! The actual competition will take place on Day 2. There will be plenty of challenges for participants at all skill levels, so whether you’re a seasoned CTF player or a beginner, there will be something for you! Among others, challenge categories will include web exploitation, reverse engineering, OSINT, cryptography, forensics, and binary exploitation.

You’ll need a laptop to participate. Teams can have up to 4 people, or you may compete as an individual.

For those who like to come prepared, we suggest that you have a VM or two ready. You can download Kali Linux here (https://www.kali.org/downloads/) or get a free Windows VM here (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/) or here (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/). Some tools that might be helpful include CyberChef (https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef/), BurpSuite, Ghidra, Pwntools, and Wireshark.

The MetaCTF team has been involved with the RVAsec CTF since 2016. They also run private cybersecurity training for technical employees. If you’re interested in learning more about the CTF at RVAsec or what MetaCTF has to offer, please reach out to roman[at]metactf.com.

Thank you to our CTF sponsor SafeBreach!


RVAsec 2022 Speakers and Schedule Announced

This year we will again have a single track conference! This decision was made as we continue to ensure that we have both a safe and engaging event.

We had many great submissions to the CFP and given the limited number of speaking spots it was extremely hard, but the CFP team has managed to select a great lineup for RVAsec 2022.

Without further delay, here are the speakers for the RVAsec 2022!

For the full details and times for specific talks, please see the schedule page.

Can you believe we are under 30 days away?  Please register as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly for a smooth event! Now is the time to register if you haven’t yet!  Please also help us spread the word and share with your colleagues.

Hotel Reservations @ the Richmond Omni

We were able to secure an excellent rate at our conference hotel of $145 per night, plus tax. The room block will expire on May 25, 2022. The rate is available 6/15 to 6/18. All overnight guests will be able to valet park at the reduced rate of $10 per day and receive free WiFi in their guest rooms. 

Please use this link to make your reservations as soon as possible: 


Things are looking great for the conference and we expect more details will be provided soon!

Dorsey Levens To Keynote RVAsec 2022!

Dorsey LevensWe are pleased to announce that Dorsey Levens will be keynoting RVAsec 2022!

Dorsey Levens is a retired All Pro running back who played in the NFL for 11 seasons from 1994-2004. Levens spent 8 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, winning Super Bowl 31 and appearing in Super Bowl 32. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2009. Levens also played two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, making another Super Bowl appearance, and one season with the New York Giants.

After retiring, Levens had a short run as a sports broadcaster, later focusing on producing and acting. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the stage play ‘Stripped,’ and produced ‘Bell Rung’, a documentary about concussions in football. Devens later landed a role in the NBC sitcom “Good Girls,” made guest appearances on Tyler Perry’s “For Better Or Worse,” and toured with Perry’s stage play “Madea On The Run.”

Levens currently lives in Atlanta, GA, where he teaches personal growth and development through mindfulness. Re.Mind, The School of Life, was developed by Levens with hopes of changing our perception about our lives and the world we live in. 

Dorsey will share how having the proper mindset is more essential than ever. As we are constantly bombarded with information, news, and social media, it has never been more important how this information is received and processed. With stress, worry, fear, and uncertainty at an all time high, Dorsey will discuss the necessary tools to help you navigate through this unpredictable journey we call life.

Twitter: @dorseylevens

Instagram: @dorseylevens25

Website: Re.Mind

RVAsec 11 – Registration is Open!

Tickets for RVAsec 2022 are now on sale!

RVAsec Badges Registration the RVAsec 2022 security conference, located in Richmond, Virginia, is only $225 for two full days of talks, meals, snacks, drinks, reception, after party, prizes, a capture the flag contest, t-shirt & swag!

Once we sell out there will be no more tickets available.

Conference ticket prices and deadlines:

  • $225 regular price until 3/31
  • $300 late registration until 5/19
  • $500 super late registration until 5/31

** Please note that the only the first 300 registrations will be provided an electronic badge. **

If you are unable to attend due to the price, please contact us to discuss as we have stipends available for students, and we have a volunteer opportunities that provide a great way to get in for free!

Once again there will be no tickets sold at the door, and don’t forget that RVAsec has sold out every year–so don’t wait!  Please note we are unable to provide refunds due to processing fees.  You can, however, easily transfer your ticket to another person.

Register now!

RVAsec 2022 Rescheduled – June 16-17, 2022

Due to several conflicts the conference will be now held June 16-17, 2022 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.

We thank you for your flexibility and we look forward to seeing you all in person later this year!

Quick reminder that the CFP is still open and tickets will go on sale shortly!

-Chris and Jake

RVAsec 11 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2022 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: June 16-17th, 2022

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline:  March 13th, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern

RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its eleventh year, RVAsec 2022 is expected to attract over 750 security professionals from across the country. For 2022, the conference is a two day and three track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.


  • Conference location: Richmond, VA
  • Dates: June 8-9, 2022
  • All talks must be 50 minutes in length
  • Presenters will need to select Technical, Business/Management, or 101 tracks.
  • While we welcome foreign speakers, we are unable provide sponsorship for entry to the U.S.

We try to treat our speakers well with a special VIP event, gifts, and travel assistance (if possible). Join us at RVAsec and enjoy the perks! 

For more information and requirements, or to submit, please visit:



RVAsec 2021 Recap

We have finally recovered from RVAsec and wanted to bring you a quick recap!  We had over 450 attendees for this year and it was great to see everyone back in person!

What we were thrilled to bring you:

Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide us feedback.  We worked long and hard for several months to ensure that we are able to provide the safest conference possible and follow CDC and Virginia COVID recommendations.  We are pleased to report that while we were able to deliver that, in order to make that happen we modified the event from previous years.  We are very hopeful that we can get back to a “normal” RVAsec in 2022.

What to expect in the coming weeks:

Thanks again to all our our speakers, sponsors and volunteers!

Next year, RVAsec will be June 16-17, 2022 at the Omni Hotel Richmond.

See you next year.

Jake and Chris