Category: <span>Announcement</span>

RVAsec 9 Goes Virtual

On July 1, Virginia officially entered into Phase 3 and began to further reopen the state. Governor Northam’s face covering requirement for indoor public spaces remains in place, and guidelines for indoor events changed to allow up to 250 people to attend RVAsec. 

Even though Virginia has been in Phase 3 for some time, we have still been proceeding cautiously. While Virginia has done well so far handling COVID-19 compared to many states, in the last few weeks it has become clear that it’s in everyone’s best interest to revise our plans for October. We are still working through the details, but we will not conduct RVAsec 9 in person as we desired, but rather we are working on plans to hold it as a virtual summit with streaming talks before the end of the year.

The RVAsec 9 Virtual Summit will be completely free for attendees, which will allow us to reach a broader audience and bring new members to the community.

We are in the process of setting up a chat server (using Discord) for our community so we can have active discussions during the streaming presentations, and we’ll also be leveraging this going forward to keep the RVAsec community in touch and socializing. Lastly, we are also looking at ways we can resume our monthly meetings in some virtual fashion.

Previously purchased tickets for 2020 will be automatically transferred to the 2021 conference, which will be held in person on June 3-4, 2021, regardless of any price increases.

While going virtual is a huge disappointment for all of us, the safety of the community that’s grown over the last nine years is paramount. We thank you for your flexibility this year as we work through brand new challenges, and look forward to being in-person again in 2021 at our brand new venue. 

We will be following up with more details about the Summit, and a huge announcement about plans for 2021.

See you in the virtual!

-Chris and Jake

RVAsec 2020 Rescheduled – October 14-15, 2020

As we shared in our previous update on the COVID-19 situation, RVAsec is committed to providing a safe environment for our attendees, and we will always act accordingly as we figure out the best way to move forward. 

As security people, many times we are frustrated when people won’t listen to expert (our) advice. Now it’s our time to listen to the experts at the CDC and numerous other government sources, and follow their recommendations.

Thus we have made the difficult decision to postpone RVAsec 2020. While working closely with VCU through the process, we came to the unfortunate conclusion that it would not be possible to host RVAsec at the university later this year. This issue made the process even more challenging to quickly reschedule the event, however, we now have a plan in place!

RVAsec 2020 will now be held at the Altria Theater on Wednesday, 

October 14 and Thursday, October 15 2020.

We’re grateful for the patience and support of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors, as well as our hosting partner VCU, while we weighed our options. Postponing the event to a much later date we believe is the right decision that allows us to ensure the safety of all attendees as well as making sure that RVAsec lives up to its name and what the community has come to expect.

We understand that many questions will remain, and we have a ton of work that needs to be completed in order to properly communicate more details and next steps. At this point, all registered attendees and sponsors have been rolled over to the new dates. We will follow-up as soon as we have concrete details for next steps, and any other actions that you may need to take including how we plan to address scheduling conflicts.

We wanted to communicate this decision as quickly as possible, so if you have any pressing questions, please feel free to contact us directly at and we will do our best to respond in a timely fashion. We plan to send out a more detailed FAQ about the date change, tickets, CFP, hotel information, and other key points as soon as possible.

We hope everyone stays well and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are past these unprecedented times.

We also want to express our thanks to Hope and VCU for their amazing response and efforts, Sarah and Altria for working with us, and to thank our community for their continued support of RVAsec so we can bring the conference to Richmond for many years to come!


Jake and Chris

After Conference Reception Sponsor: Corelight

We are pleased to announce that Corelight are sponsoring our After Conference Reception on Wednesday, 6th May. The Reception will be held in the Commonwealth Ballroom directly after the last talk on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you to Corelight, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Corelight makes powerful network traffic analysis (NTA) solutions that transform network traffic into rich logs, extracted files, and security insights, helping security teams achieve more effective incident response, threat hunting, and forensics. Corelight Sensors run on Zeek (formerly called “Bro”), the open-source network security monitoring tool used by thousands of organizations worldwide. Corelight’s family of network sensors dramatically simplify the deployment and management of Zeek and expand its performance and capabilities. Corelight is based in San Francisco, California and its global customers include Fortune 500 companies, large government agencies, and major research universities.

Come see us at RVAsec. Register now!

Silver Sponsor Feature: Crowdstrike @CrowdStrike
ENDPOINT SECURITY BASED ON A SIMPLE, YET POWERFUL APPROACH. The CrowdStrike Falcon lightweight agent and powerful cloud work seamlessly to deliver real-time protection and visibility — yes, even when the agent is not connected to the internet. CrowdStrike Falcon provides robust threat prevention, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with advanced detection and response, and integrated threat intelligence — all through a highly intuitive management console. Come see us at RVAsec 2020.  Register now!

Speaker Dinner Sponsor: Armis

We are very pleased to welcome Armis as our Speaker Dinner Sponsor for Monday 4th May!


Armis is the first agentless, enterprise-class security platform to address the new threat landscape of unmanaged and IoT devices. We discover every managed, unmanaged, and IoT device on and off of your network, analyze device behavior to identify risks or attacks, and protect your critical business information and systems. Armis is agentless and integrates easily with your existing security products.

Come see us at RVAsec. Register now!

Silver Sponsor Feature: Optiv



Optiv’s vision is to become the most advanced, most comprehensive and most trusted partner for cyber security solutions. We provide a full suite of information security services and solutions that help define cyber security strategy, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology, and achieve operational readiness to protect from malicious attack.

Come see us at RVAsec! Register now.

Silver Sponsor Feature: Networking Technologies + Support


Networking Technologies

As a leading network system integrator, NTS provides an extensive range of IT solutions including network infrastructure solutions, managed services and monitoring, and mobile device management from our own Network Operations Center located within our headquarters. Our other offerings include systems migrations, technology relocations, computer hardware maintenance, mobile device management, managed print services, staff augmentation and product procurement.

Come see us at RVAsec! Register now.

Silver Sponsor Feature: Guidepoint


GuidePoint Security offers innovative information security technologies encompassing every aspect of your security program. We offer best-of-breed technologies for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data. Our seasoned information security professionals apply expert services, industry best practices and the most effective tools available to every engagement and ensure that each and every technology is directly matched to our clients’ specific needs and requirements.

Come see us at RVAsec. Register now!

Silver Sponsor Feature: Trend Micro


Trend Micro

As a global leader in IT security, Trend Micro develops innovative security solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With over 25 years of security expertise, we’re recognized as the market leader in server security, cloud security, and small business content security.

Come see us at RVAsec! Register now.

Silver Sponsor Feature: Tenable @TenableSecurity
Today, 24,000 organizations around the world rely on us to help them understand and reduce cybersecurity risk. Our goal is to arm every organization, no matter how large or small, with the visibility and insight to answer three critical questions at all times: Where are we exposed? To what extent are we exposed? Where should we focus to reduce our exposure? We are the Cyber Exposure company. Come see us at RVAsec. Register now!