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Katie Moussouris (@k8em0) To Keynote RVAsec 2018!

We are pleased to announce that Katie Moussouris, CEO of, Luta Security will be keynoting RVAsec 2018!

Luta Security is a company offering unparalleled expertise to create robust vulnerability coordination programs. Luta Security specializes in governments and multi-party supply chain vulnerability coordination.

Ms. Moussouris recently testified as an expert on bug bounties & the labor market for security research for the US Senate, and has also been called upon for European Parliament hearings on dual-use technology. She was later invited by the US State Department to help renegotiate the Wassenaar Arrangement, which she successfully helped change the export control language to include technical exemptions for vulnerability disclosure and incident response.

She is a coauthor of an economic research paper on the labor market for bugs, published as a book chapter by MIT Press in 2017, and presented on the first system dynamics model of the vulnerability economy & exploit market in 2015, as part of her academic work as a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School.

She has over 20 years of pioneering leadership in information security, as a former penetration tester at @stake , to creating Microsoft Vulnerability Research, the first MS Bug bounties, and advising the US Department of Defense for years resulting in the launch of the Hack-the-Pentagon program. She is also an author and co-editor of standards ISO 29147 Vulnerability disclosure and ISO 30111 Vulnerability handling processes.



RVAsec 2018 Registration Is Now Open!

Tickets for RVAsec 2018 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 2018 is $175 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 2/29
  • $175 regular price until 4/20
  • $250 late registration until 5/26
  • $350 super late registration until 6/1

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 we 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 2018 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2018 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: June 7-8th, 2018

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline: March 18th, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern


RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its sixth year, RVAsec 2017 attracted 460 security professionals from across the country. For 2018, the conference is a two day and dual-track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.

All talks must be 50 minutes in length, and submissions will need to select either technical or business/management tracks.

Join us at RVAsec and enjoy the perks!

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

http://rvasec.com/2018-cfp/


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