Category: Announcement

RVAsec 12 After Party — Casino Night — Register Now!

We are shaking things up at the end of the first day of RVAsec with our exhilarating Casino Night! This spectacular event begins immediately after the last talk on Tuesday, running from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Step into a lively atmosphere, reminiscent of Las Vegas, right here in Richmond.

The RVAsec 12 after party, brought to you by RVAsec (still looking for a sponsor to make it even more epic!), will be at in the main Omni Ballroom on Tuesday, June 13th, right after the conference ends!

  • 5:00pm to 9pm: Food/Beverage/Music
  • 5:30ish: Let the games begin!
  • 8:30ish: Games close and we will announce winners!

We’ve curated an array of classic casino games for your enjoyment. Roll the dice at the Craps table, or give our Roulette wheel a spin. If cards are more your speed, try a hand at our Black Jack table, or go all-in with Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. We also offer the exciting Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus Poker Table for a thrilling twist.

But it’s not all dice and cards – test your accuracy with our Golf Shot game, or back a winner with River City Horse Racing. And the best part? There will be food, beverages, music and fabulous prizes for the top players!

So whether you’re a gaming veteran or a novice, this is your chance to relax, have fun, network, and possibly win big! As the day’s talks wrap up, prepare to immerse yourself in an unforgettable evening at the RVAsec after party!

Let the best players win!

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 for RVAsec.
  • Each attendee must have their 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 ( in and get that ticket!

Please Create Your Personal Schedule Now!

Please make sure you log in to the Sched website or download the RVAsec Mobile App! You can easily download the Sched app for iOS or Android.

After downloading, please log into Sched (should be sync’d with your ticket purchase email address). You can then easily create and see your schedule. If you have any issues you can also reset your password and search for RVAsec. If you don’t want to install the mobile application, the RVAsec schedule is available also for mobile!

We need your help to assign sessions to appropriately sized rooms! This year we are back to three tracks at the conference for the first time at the Omni! We have three rooms but they are very different sizes, so we need to know what sessions you plan to attend to help determine room assignments!

You can also see speakers for the RVAsec 2023 and the times for specific talks on the schedule page. We are hoping to minimize movement of talks for each day and time, but we will adjust accordingly based on session interest. The sooner you can setup your personal schedule the better.

Thank you!

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Ticket Prices for RVAsec 12 Go Up On 5/12!

RVAsec 2023Due to a slight technical issue, tickets for RVAsec were unavailable for purchase prior to the price increase. To provide additional time to correct that mistake, we have decided to extend Regular Ticket prices until May 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM. We are at 75% capacity right now, and once we sell out there will be no more tickets available!

After 5/12, we will then have late registration open for $450 until 5/31

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 any longer!


RVAsec 12 Speaker Announcements

We are pleased to announce the first batch of speakers for RVAsec 12!  Secure your ticket as prices increase on April 30.

While there are still more speakers to announce and the exact schedule is still coming, head over to to read more about each speaker and talk abstracts!

  • Andy Ellis – Keynote
  • Paul Asadoorian – Keynote
  • Adrian Amos – I <3 my password
  • Allen Jenkins – “Use your words” – to build an Information Security Program and fight Cyber Crime!
  • Amelia Szczuchniak – Why You Can’t Call the Police
  • Andrea Matwyshyn – Cybernation: The FUD, Facts, and Future of Software Liability and Security
  • Andrew Hendela – Software Bills of Behaviors: Why SBOMs aren’t enough
  • Andrew Skatoff – Maturing your Threat Hunting Operations
  • Brendan O’Leary – Shakespeare, Bacon, and the NSA
  • Colin Estep – Insiders packing their bags with your data
  • Dan Han – Beyond the pandemic: How the pandemic shaped organizations and their security architecture
  • David girvin – Hacking your Job? Trying to cheat at life with ChatGPT
  • Denis Mandich – Quantum Cybersecurity
  • Drew Schmitt – Ransomware Rebranding … So Hot Right Now!
  • Dwayne McDaniel – Who Goes There? Actively Detecting Intruders With Cyber Deception Tools
  • Fletcher Davis – Context Matters: Tailoring Tradecraft to the Operational Environment
  • Ian MacRae – The state of NIST/CMMC compliance today
  • Jason Wonn – Corporate Dungeon Master: How to Lead Cyber Games at Work
  • Josh Cigna – Everything you never knew you wanted to know about Passkeys
  • Kate Collins – This is the Way: A New Leadership Creed for Info-Sec professionals
  • Kenneth Broderick – Hunting for Evidence of Data Exfiltration: Dark Web, Digital Forensics, and Log Analysis
  • Mark Arnold – TOP 5 CISO FINDINGS OF 2022
  • Qasim Ijaz – Feature or a Vulnerability? Tale of an Active Directory Pentest
  • Rick Lull – Network 201: A Tour Through Network Security
  • Scott Small – Adversary TTP Evolution & the Value of TTP Intelligence
  • Luke McOmie – “A programmatic approach to enterprise security” OR “How to not waste your security budget on sh!7 that doesn’t matter!”
  • Kevin Massey – Heap Exploitation from First Principles

Stay tuned for some additional speaker announcements coming soon!

We have a new layout this year with multiple tracks. Given some space requirements the exact schedule and room assignment will be more in flux than prior years at RVAsec.  More details to come very soon!

And if you haven’t got your ticket yet, the time to do so is now!  Prices go up in 11 days!

You can get tickets here:

Andy Ellis (@csoandy) Keynote and Book Signing at RVAsec 2023!

We are pleased to announce that Andy Ellis will be keynoting RVAsec 2023 and he will also be doing a book signing!  We are not sure how many total copies of the book we will have available, the sooner you register the better chance you will be able to get a free copy!

Andy is the author of 1% Leadership. He is the Advisory CISO at Orca Security and the Operating Partner at YL Ventures, and is an advisor to several cyber security startups, including VulcanUptycsGripPerygeeVendictValencePiiano, and Eureka. He is the founder and CEO of Duha, a leadership development consultancy that brings training to people earlier in their careers.

Andy Ellis is a seasoned technology and business executive with deep expertise in security, managing risk, and leading an inclusive culture. In his twenty-year tenure at Akamai, Andy led the information security organization from a single individual to a 90+ person team, over 40% of whom were women. Andy designed systems, governed risk management, implemented policy, and supported go-to-market functions. Widely respected across the cybersecurity industry for his pragmatic approach to aligning security and business needs,

Andy regularly speaks and writes on cybersecurity, leadership, diversity & inclusion, and decision-making. Andy has received a wide variety of accolades, including the CSO Compass Award, Air Force Commendation Medal, Spirit of Disneyland Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence (for The Arlington Inn), and was the winner of the Sherman Oaks Galleria Spelling Bee. He was inducted into the CSO Hall of Fame in 2021.

He currently serves on Harvard University’s Visiting Committee to IT. After receiving a degree in computer science from MIT, Andy served as an officer in the United States Air Force with the 609th Information Warfare Squadron and the Electronic Systems Center.

Paul Asadoorian To Keynote RVAsec 2023!

This may seem like Déjà vu but a silly pandemic won’t stop us!

We are pleased to announce once again that Paul Asadoorian will be keynoting RVAsec!  Paul is the Founder & CTO of Security Weekly as well as a Principal Security Evangelist at Eclypsium.

Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. He is the founder of the Security Weekly podcast network, offering freely available shows on the topics of information security and hacking. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

RVAsec 2023 – Registration is Open!

Tickets for RVAsec 2023 are now on sale!

RVAsec BadgesRegistration the RVAsec 2023 security conference, located in Richmond, Virginia, is only $250 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:

  • $250 early price until 2/28
  • $350 regular price until 5/1
  • $450 late registration until 5/31
  • $550 super late registration until 6/9 or until tickets sell out

This year we are introducing a new RVAsec Hotel Package.  The conference + Omni hotel package is $650 and includes:

  • Two night’s stay at the Omni Hotel (6/12 and 6/13), including taxes+fees
  • Reduced Parking Price
  • RVAsec conference admission
  • Electronic badge guaranteed **
  • T-Shirt
  • Bag
  • Meals & snacks
  • Events

** Please note: The RVAsec Hotel Package is the only ticket level which guarantees an electronic badge from Hack.RVA. All other tickets are first-come first-served based on availability. ** 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 Videos Published!

We’re pleased to announce the availability of the RVAsec 2022 videos!

Videos on Youtube

We have created the following playlists:

2022 RVAsec

2021 RVAsec

You can see all RVAsec presentations on YouTube.