Category: Announcement

RVAsec 13 Mobile App

Looking for the RVAsec 13 schedule? Want to know the room layout? Want to engage with fellow attendees or speakers?

Download the RVAsec Mobile App!

You can easily download the Sched app for iOS or Android (search Sched in the app store).  After downloading, you can log into Sched (should be synced with your ticket purchase). You can set your own agenda so you won’t miss a thing, as well as provide speaker feedback as soon as the talk is over. You can find maps, a directory and even engage with speakers, sponsors and attendees.  

If you don’t want to install the application, the RVAsec ( is available also for mobile.


Personal Agendas
Plan out your own schedule in advance to get the most out of RVAsec.

Breaks and Menus
Find details on the breaks, and the menu options

Personalized Profile
Add a photo, bio, and connect your social media profiles, you can decide if you want to be listed in the attendee directory.

Stay in the know if there are any updates or schedule changes

Engage with attendees, speakers and sponsors that have opt-in

Sponsor Directory
Find a listing of all sponsors that are supporting and exhibiting at RVAsec

Speaker Directory
Easily review speakers and their background.

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Lockpick Village & Contest Sponsored by Rotas Security

Join us at the RVAsec Lockpick Village! 

Test your skills on a range of locks, including mini-doors, from easy to challenging, with a variety of picks at your disposal.

Never picked a lock? Fret not! We have very beginner-friendly options available, as well as instructors to assist in your lockpicking education and adventures.

Think you’re a top-notch picker or want to challenge yourself? Then plan to enter our timed contest! Race through a series of locks and compete for the fastest time to win a prize.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll provide hand sanitizer for use while you explore the ancient art of lockpicking.

Come by and have a blast with the team!

Rotas Security provides focused offensive cybersecurity solutions fortifying the security posture of organizations. We are experts in adversarial simulation, advanced persistent threat emulation, penetration testing, red teaming, attack surface analysis, and threat hunting.

Capture The Flag (CTF) Run By MetaCTF and Sponsored By CoreLight

The RVAsec Capture the Flag (CTF) competition is once again run by MetaCTF and sponsored by Corelight!

Capture the Flag is a hands-on security competition where participants are tasked with solving a variety of challenges covering a range of topics and difficulties with the goal of finding “flags.” Like last year, the competition will include both a jeopardy-style and an attack & defense component.

This CTF is beginner friendly. If you’ve never participated in one before, this is the perfect opportunity to start! We’ll host platform walkthroughs and provide a practice environment on Day 1 of the conference to help participants prepare. The actual competition will take place on Day 2. Among others, challenge categories will include web exploitation, reverse engineering, OSINT, cryptography, forensics, and binary exploitation.

This year the CTF is being held in the middle of the Expo hall. The action and energy is going to be the highlight of the conference this year!

Tuesday: 1 PM to 4 PM – CTF prep, stop by the CTF area anytime

Wednesday: 10 AM to 3 PM – CTF

You’ll need a laptop to participate. You may compete as an individual or in a team of up to 4. We have over $2,000 in prizes, plus free training and 2025 RVAsec conference tickets. 

Check out for additional preparation instructions.

MetaCTF is a cyber skills platform that helps companies assess, recruit, retain, and upskill cyber talent. We specialize in competition-based exercises, such as on-demand labs, traditional jeopardy-style CTFs, and attack & defense CTFs that can be used for tool/skill training, secure coding, security awareness, and more. If you’re interested in hands-on exercises or labs for your team, reach out to us at or learn more at

RVAsec 13 After Party — Casino Night — Register Now!

We typically like to rotate our after party events, but back by popular demand we will again have our exhilarating Casino Night! This spectacular event begins immediately after the last talk on Tuesday (day 1), running from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Step into a lively atmosphere reminiscent of Las Vegas, right here in Richmond.

The RVAsec 13 after party, brought to you by RVAsec (still looking for a sponsor to make it even more epic!), will be at in the main ballroom on Tuesday, June 4th 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!

RVAsec 13 Speaker Announcements

We are pleased to announce the first batch of speakers for RVAsec 13!  Secure your ticket as prices increase on May 1.

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!

  • Kymberlee Price – Keynote
  • Caleb Sima – Keynote
  • Darryl MacLeod – Strategic Alliances: How GRC Teams Can Empower Offensive Security Efforts
  • Ariyan Suroosh – Its Coming From Inside the House: A Guide to Physical Facility Penetration Testing
  • Chris Tillett – The Human Experience of Security Operations
  • Jennifer Shannon – API-ocalypse
  • Kevin Johnson – Orion’s Quest: Navigating the Cyber Wilderness – Tales of Modern Penetration Testing
  • Aqeel Yaseen – Mindfulness, Meditation, and Cybersecurity
  • Corey Brennan – Embracing my inner cyber wizard to defeat Impostor Syndrome
  • Corey Overstreet – That Shouldn’t Have Worked – Payload Development
  • Ross Merritt – Improv Comedy for Social Engineering
  • David J. Bianco – My Way is Not Very Sportsman-Like: Shaping Adversary Behavior to Strengthen Defenses
  • Nick Copi – Some Assembly Required: Weaponizing Chrome CVE-2023-2033 for RCE in Electron
  • Oren Koren – Verified for Business Continuity: How to Remediate Risk Safely Across the Enterprise
  • Luke McOmie (Pyr0) – Apples to Apples
  • Sam Panicker – Quickstart to building your own Private AI Chat
  • Jimi Sebree / Evan Grant – Consumer Routers Still Suck
  • Micah Parks – Reverse Engineering for Dummies: The “what if?” user
  • Tucker Mahan – Defending Against the Deep: Is your workforce ready for Generative AI Adversaries?
  • Ben Haynes – Prioritization Myths Busted with Better Vulnerability Data
  • Ali Ahmad – Hacking Exchange from the Outside In

Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements coming soon! We will have a new layout this year with multiple tracks.

And if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, the time to do so is now as prices go up on May 1st!

Get your tickets here:

RVAsec 13 – Hotel Package

Tickets for RVAsec 2024 are now on sale!

Registration for the RVAsec 13 security conference, located in Richmond, Virginia, is currently $375 (will increase) for two full days of talks, meals, snacks, drinks, reception, after party, prizes, a capture the flag contest, t-shirt & swag!

A great way to get the maximum value from the conference is to purchase the RVAsec Marriott Hotel Package which is available until 5/10! The conference + Marriott hotel package is $650 and includes:

  • Two night’s stay at the Richmond Marriott Downtown (6/3 and 6/4), including taxes+fees (card needed at check-in for incidentals) – valued at $350+
  • RVAsec conference admission
  • Custom Hack.RVA Electronic badge (the only way to guarantee one of the limited electronic badges)
  • T-Shirt
  • Bag
  • Meals & snacks
  • Events

This is an amazing value, allows you to ensure maximum safe attendance at the conference and guarantees you an electronic badge from HackRVA! It also is an extremely impactful way to support the growth of the conference.

Once again there will be no tickets sold at the door–and RVAsec has sold out every year–don’t wait!  We are unable to provide refunds due to processing fees. You can, however, easily transfer your ticket to another person.

Register now!

Caleb Sima To Keynote RVAsec 13!

We are pleased to announce that Caleb Sima will be keynoting RVAsec 13!

Caleb serves as the Chair of CSA AI Security Initiative. Caleb served as Chief Security Officer at Robinhood where he focused on keeping customers safe. Prior to Robinhood he was Security CTO at Databricks a leading data analytics and machine learning company where he built the security team from the ground up. Previously he was a Managing VP at Capital One, where he spearheaded many of their security initiatives. Prior to Capital One, Caleb was CEO of Armorize which was acquired by Proofpoint. He also founded SPI Dynamics and BlueBox security, which were acquired by HP and Lookout. He is attributed as one of the pioneers of application security and holds multiple patents in the space and is also the author of Web Hacking Exposed. He serves as an advisor, investor, and board member for security companies.

Tickets are on sale now for RVAsec 13!

Kymberlee Price To Keynote RVAsec 13!

We are pleased to announce that Kymberlee Price will be keynoting RVAsec!

Kymberlee is co-founder and CEO of Zatik Security, a fractional product security consulting company whose mission is to make world-class cybersecurity expertise available to companies of all sizes. A dynamic engineering leader and public speaker known for developing high-performing multidisciplinary teams, Kymberlee is a recognized expert in the information security industry with extensive experience in product security incident response operations and bug bounties, Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL), and Open Source Security strategy.

Ms. Price speaks regularly at conferences around the world and is on the content review board for Black Hat USA where she has served the security community since 2016.

RVAsec 13 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 13 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: June 4-5th, 2024

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline:  March 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern

RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its twelfth year, RVAsec is expected to attract over 850 security professionals from across the country. For 2024, the conference is a two day and three track format, with a mixed focus on technical, management/business and 101 presentations.


  • Conference location: Richmond, VA
  • Dates: June 4-5, 2024
  • 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: