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Help Choose The RVAsec 8 Logo!

The conference is fast approaching and we are once again in high gear planning the 8th RVAsec. The CFP is still open so submit your talks and encourage your favorite speakers and companies to submit as well.

A quick reminder that you have until February 28th until ticket prices increase. If you have not yet purchased your ticket, go get it now!

This year we are again having a logo contest for the conference and shirts!

We need your help — please vote and comment on all of the logos!

Here is the link for the RVAsec logo voting:
https://99designs.com/contests/poll/e52806f456

Thanks for your help, and please spread the link so we get as many votes as possible!


RVAsec 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

Tickets for RVAsec 2019 are now on sale!

Early registration price is only $150 for two days of great speakers, food and beverages, t-shirt, swag, parking and more!

RVAsec’s base ticket price for 2019 is $200 and will be in place on 3/1–so don’t wait! And if that’s not enough incentive to purchase your tickets early, late registrations (after 4/21) will be $250!

Don’t forget all the things you get with registration, including 2 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.

So, to recap the conference prices:

  • $150 discounted price until 2/28
  • $200 regular price until 4/20
  • $250 late registration until 5/10
  • $350 super late registration until 5/17

If you are unable to attend due to the price, please contact us to discuss as we do have stipends available for students and also have 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!

Register now!


RVAsec 2019 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2019 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: May 22-23rd, 2019

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline: March 24th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern


RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its seventh year, RVAsec 2018 attracted over 650 security professionals from across the country. For 2019, the conference is a two day and three track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.

We are adding a 3rd track that is focused on intro or “101” talks.

Information:

  • Conference location: Richmond, VA
  • Dates: May 22-23, 2019
  • 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! Join us at RVAsec and enjoy the perks!

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

https://goo.gl/forms/L85gaPSyurhCKJdw2


RVAsec 2018 VIdeos

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of the RVAsec 2018 videos!

YouTube.com

Click through to watch all presentations on YouTube, and all the slides are also now available as well!

 


RVAsec 7 Schedule

Looking for the RVAsec 7 schedule? See m.rvasec.com where you can set your own agenda, rate speakers, and make sure you don’t miss a thing!


RVAsec 7 CTF Prizes

RVAsec 2018 is just a few days away, which means it’s almost time for another CTF! As mentioned in our first blog post, we have some exciting problems planned in topics ranging from cryptography to web and binary exploitation to lockpicking and badge hacking. The actual CTF will take place on Friday, June 8th all day, but we’ll have some practice challenges set up on Thursday.

Thanks to Crowdstrike as well as Offensive Security and Netsparker, we have some really exciting prizes. As done in the past, we will have two separate prize tiers: you can either compete individually or in teams of up to 5 people. The top 3 individuals and teams in each category will be guaranteed a prize, and the remaining prizes will be distributed to the next highest individuals/teams. Priority will be given to the highest finishing competitors/teams (1st place chooses first, then 2nd, etc), with the top 3 individuals picking first, followed by the top 3 teams.

As one last note, you’ll be able to connect to the CTF stuff both wired and wirelessly. As we don’t have enough hardware to allow everyone to connect via a wired connection, you are encouraged to bring your own switch and long Cat5 cable.

Without further ado, the RVAsec CTF 2018 prizes:

● 2x Offensive Security PWK Course with 30 days of lab + OSCP Certification
● 2х Netsparker License
● 2x Hak5 WiFi Pineapple Tetra Tactical
● 2x Hak5 Bash Bunny
● 2x Hak5 Rubber Ducky
● 3x Holy Stone Racing FPV Drone
● 2x Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 Portable Charger
● 1x $250 Visa Gift Card
● 2x $100 Visa Gift Card


RVAsec 7 Layout

2018 Map

Click map for larger version

Wondering where things are for RVAsec in the VCU University Student Commons? Look no further!

  • Registration is outside the Richmond Salons
  • Talks are in Commonwealth Ballroom & Commons Theater
  • Vendors & food are in the Richmond Salons or outside Salons/Ballroom
  • Capture the Flag (CTF) is in the Virginia Rooms
  • Badges from HackRVA are in the Virginia Rooms

Click the map of the Commons 2nd floor for a larger version.

Talks:
Virginia Commonwealth University Campus
University Student Commons, 2nd floor
907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284

Parking:
Main Street Parking Deck
801 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284


RVAsec 2018 Proof of Attendance

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

Instructions:

 

Proof of attendance:


RVAsec 7 CTF

The CTF crew is once again hard at work preparing challenges for this year’s competition. As in the past, the first day of the conference will be CTF prep while the actual competition will take place on Day 2 (Friday, June 8th). Even though it will contain some hard challenges, this is a learning CTF – not just a bash-your-head-against-the-wall competition. As such, there will be plenty of challenges from lockpicking to recon and web exploitation for people of all levels and backgrounds. Additionally, you may choose to compete as an individual or form teams of up to 5 people – there are separate prize categories for both.

You will need an updated Kali machine, but we will provide everything else.

Below is a list of some of the skills/topics that have been covered in previous years.

Entry Level: Primarily aimed at beginners and those with a less technical background, focusing on basic infosec skills and concepts.

  • Rot N encoding
  • Google Fu / OSINT
  • Examining website source code
  • Basic file analysis (eg. file, strings)
  • Trivia

Intermediate: Expect to begin taking a deep dive into the core categories by finding and exploiting vulnerabilities, cracking passwords, etc.

  • Extracting objects from Wireshark dump
  • SQL Injection
  • URL Fuzzing
  • Cracking password hashes (using john, Hashcat, etc)
  • Reverse Engineering and Disassembly

Hard: For our battle-hardened, seasoned CTF players which will challenge competitors to truly think outside the box, crack encryption, exploit binaries, and more.

  • Blacklist filter evasion for SQL Injection
  • Binary Exploitation (buffer overflows and more)
  • Cracking RSA Encryption
  • Multi-step OSINT investigation
  • Hardware

In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to help out with creating and testing all of the problems. If that interests you, please reach out to us at contact [at] metactf.com, and we’ll add you to the mailing list.

We are pleased to announce that CrowdStrike has sponsored the CTF this year!

Finally, good luck to everyone and we’ll see you in June!

 


RVAsec 7 After Party at The Circuit — Register Now!

The RVAsec 7 after party sponsored by Risk Based Security and GuidePoint Security, will be at The Circuit on Thursday, June 7th, after the conference!

Thu, June 7, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Circuit is located at:

3121 W. Leigh St
Richmond, Virginia 23230

The Circuit is an arcade bar in the Scott’s Addition Beverage District of Richmond, VA. We have a growing family of 70 arcade games, pinball machines, and skeeball lanes, as well as a forever rotating 50-tap beer wall boasting both local and national favorites.

This is an exclusive event with limited availability, so you must be registered to attend and bring your RVAsec badge or you will not be allowed entrance–no exceptions!

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 Now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rvasec-7-after-party-tickets-45987727531