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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

Join Security Staches for Movember

After October comes Movember. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. By 2030, they aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

We’re proud to be a member of the communities we live and work in, and recognize the important role that nonprofit and other local and industry organizations play. We’re raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives.

Join the Mo-vement

Are you a colleague in the security industry? Then we challenge you to join the team!

You can find our team page here:

RVAsec Passport for Prizes

We are once again having the Passport for Prizes event at RVAsec 10! This event gives you the opportunity to win some awesome prizes from our participating sponsors. 

Just visit at least 20 sponsor’s tables and get their initials or signature in the corresponding box. When completed, return your entry to registration for a chance to win.

Note: Your information must be complete to be eligible*, and you must be present at the reception on Friday to win.

  • A10 Networks: Amazon Echo Show 8 
  • Arctic Wolf: $100 Amazon gift card 
  • Armis: $100 Visa gift card 
  • Assura: $100 Visa gift card 
  • Check Point: $100 Amazon gift card 
  • Cohesity: Bose SoundLink Color ll Bluetooth Speaker 
  • Corelight: SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker 
  • Cyber Ark: mBot Ranger Robot Kit 
  • ExtraHop: 3 month subscription to Whiskey 
  • Fortinet: $100 Gift Card 
  • Gigamon: $100 Amazon gift card 
  • iBoss: Apple Airpods provided
  • Infoblox: Sonos Speaker 
  • Malwarebytes: $200 Amazon gift card 
  • Netskope: Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones 
  • Optiv: Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls & Visa gift card 
  • Palo Alto: $100 Visa gift card 
  • Rapid7: Remote Control Drone w/ GPS 
  • Red Canary: Apple Airpods 
  • Red Seal: $100 Amazon gift card 
  • Risk Based Security: JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker 
  • SecurID (RSA): $100 Amazon gift card 
  • Rubrik: ECO BEE Smart Thermostat w/ Voice Control 
  • SafeBreach: Apple Air Tags 
  • Sands Anderson: $100 Visa gift card 
  • SEGRA: $100 gift card 
  • Sycom Tech: $100 Best Buy gift card 
  • TECHEAD: $100 Best Buy gift card 
  • Tenable: LYNQ Wireless Speaker & Tangelo TrueView Webcam
  • Trend Micro: JBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker 
  • University of Richmond School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Spider Gift Pack 
  • Varonis: $100 Visa gift card 
  • World Wide Technology: Golf Bag 
  • RVAsec: Two “Mystery Bags” 

* Contact information will be shared with Passport sponsors.

CTF Sponsor: SafeBreach

RVAsec is pleased to have SafeBreach as a CTF Sponsor sponsor for RVAsec 10!


Continuous Security Control Validation — Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the security controls you already have and optimize your security spend.

Twitter @safebreach


RVAsec 2021 Proof of Attendance

If you need proof of attendance for your CISSP or other certification CPEs, please use this PDF. Instructions: Proof of attendance:

Bronze Sponsor: Sepio Systems

SepioRVAsec is pleased to have SEPIO Systems as a Bronze sponsor for RVAsec 10!

Embracing Zero Trust Architecture? Using our Zero Trust Hardware Access solution, You’ll no longer need to worry about your infrastructure’s blind spots!

Twitter @sepiosys