Category: Conference

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.


RVAsec 12 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2023 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: June 13-14th, 2023

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline:  March 19th, 2023 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 750 security professionals from across the country. For 2023, the conference is a two day and potentially three track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.


  • Conference location: Richmond, VA
  • Dates: June 13-14, 2023
  • 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:


RVAsec 2023: June 13-14

We’re pleased to announce dates for RVAsec 2023! 

know ➜ The conference will be Tuesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

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sign up ➜ Join the RVAsec Announce mail list to stay updated on RVAsec 2023.

sign up ➜ Join the RVAsec Monthly mail list to stay informed about local events.

follow ➜ @RVAsec on Twitter

get ready ➜ Interested in speaking? Keep an eye out for a CFP announcement!



RVAsec Mobile App & Schedule

Please make sure you download the RVAsec Mobile App!

You can easily download the Sched app for iOS or Android.  After downloading, you can log into Sched (should be sync’d with your ticket purchase). 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!


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Speaker Directory
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RVAsec Passport for Prizes

We are once again having the Passport for Prizes event at RVAsec 11! This event gives you the opportunity to win some awesome prizes from our participating sponsors. 

Visit sponsor’s tables and get their initials or signature in the corresponding box. When completed, return your entry to registration for a chance to win.

Note: Your information must be complete to be eligible*, and you must be present at the reception on Friday to win.

  • Two “Mystery Bags” provided by RVAsec
  • $100 Gas Card provided by Abnormal Security
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card provided by Arctic Wolf
  • Drone provided by Assura
  • Whiskey Decanter & 2 Whiskey Glasses provided by Cisco
  • Bose Speaker provided by Corelight
  • $100 Gas Card provided by Exabeam
  • $100 Gift Card provided by Red Canary
  • Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse provided by Risk Based Security
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card provided by SafeBreach
  • Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Speaker provided by SentinelOne
  • $100 Visa Gift Card provided by Syscom
  • Herschel Duffle Bag provided by Tanium
  • Ranger Solo Stove Fire Pit & Beyond provided by Tenable
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card provided by Tidal Cyber
  • $100 Nike Gift Card provided by Varonis
  • Yeti Cooler – Hopper provided by Winslow Technology Group
  • $100 Longoven Gift Card in SA provided by Crowdstrike
  • $100 Gift Card provided by Check Point

* Contact information will be shared with Passport sponsors.

Silver Sponsor: University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies

RVAsec is pleased to announce the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies as a Silver level sponsor for RVAsec 11!


The School of Professional & Continuing Studies is one of five academic schools at the University of Richmond. With our mission to Enrich Lives & Careers for the 21st Century, we extend the strengths and values of a liberal arts education to Richmond’s adult students and working professionals.

Twitter @urspcs

Silver Sponsor Feature: VMware Carbon Black

RVAsec is pleased to announce VMware Carbon Black as a Gold sponsor for RVAsec 11!

Carbon Black is leveraging the power of big data and analytics to solve the challenges surrounding endpoint security. With the VMware Carbon Black Cloud™, we are transforming cybersecurity to deliver a cloud-native endpoint protection platform (EPP) designed to protect against the most advanced threats.

Twitter: @vmw_carbonblack

Silver Sponsor: Varonis

RVAsec is pleased to have Varonis as a Silver sponsor for RVAsec 11!

Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects cyber threats from both internal and external actors by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. Varonis products address additional important use cases including data protection, data governance, Zero Trust, compliance, data privacy, classification, and threat detection and response. Varonis started operations in 2005 and has customers spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, technology, consumer and retail, media and entertainment, and education sectors.

Twitter @varonis