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.
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It’s that time of year again! RVAsec is right around the corner, and the MetaCTF Team as well as a small army of volunteers are hard at work preparing some exciting challenges for this year’s competition. In keeping with the format of the past several years, we’ll be running a practice CTF on the first day of the conference (Wednesday, May 22nd). This will be a great opportunity to get familiar with the platform, and if you’ve never done a CTF before, a perfect time to try one out with plenty of people on hand to help!
On Day 2 (Thursday, May 23rd), we’ll be running the actual competition. Even though it will contain some hard challenges, this is a learning CTF – not a stump-the-chump competition. As such, there will be plenty of challenges including lockpicking, recon, web & binary exploitation, forensics/IR, and more designed for people of all levels and backgrounds. Additionally, you may choose to compete as an individual or form teams of up to 4 people – there are separate prize categories for both.
You will need an updated Kali machine, but we will provide everything else. In addition, we’re excited to announce that Capital One will be sponsoring the CTF this year!
Below is a list of some of the skills/topics that have been covered in previous years:
Entry Level: Primarily aimed at beginners and those with a less technical background, focusing on basic infosec skills and concepts.
- Rot N encoding
- Google Fu / OSINT
- Examining website source code
- Basic file analysis (eg. file, strings)
Intermediate: Expect to begin taking a deep dive into the core categories by finding and exploiting vulnerabilities, cracking passwords, etc.
- Extracting objects from Wireshark dump
- SQL Injection
- Recovering and analyzing forensic artifacts
- Cracking password hashes (using john, Hashcat, etc)
- Reverse Engineering and Disassembly
Hard: For our battle-hardened, seasoned CTF players which will challenge competitors to truly think outside the box, crack encryption, exploit binaries, and more.
- Blacklist filter evasion for SQL Injection
- Binary Exploitation (buffer overflows and ROP chains!)
- Cracking RSA Encryption
- Multi-step OSINT investigation
- Hardware / Wireless 🙂
Finally, good luck to everyone, and we’ll see you in Richmond soon!
This is an exclusive event with limited availability, so you must be registered to attend or you will not be allowed entrance–no exceptions! RVAsec registration does not guarantee a spot at the after party.
- You must use the same email you used to register to RVAsec.
- Each attendee must have his/her own name listed (duplicates will be deleted).
- If you are not registered for RVAsec, your ticket will be deleted.
Wed, May 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Circuit is located at:
3121 W. Leigh St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
The Circuit is an arcade bar in the Scott’s Addition Beverage District of Richmond, VA. We have a growing family of 70 arcade games, pinball machines, and skeeball lanes, as well as a forever rotating 50-tap beer wall boasting both local and national favorites.
This is an exclusive event with limited availability, so you must be registered to attend and bring your RVAsec badge or you will not be allowed entrance–no exceptions!
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!
Derek has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry as a systems administrator for multiple operating system platforms and monitoring and defending those systems from potential intruders. He has worked in the aerospace, defense, banking, manufacturing, and software development industries. Derek has experience with forensics, incident response, penetration testing and red teaming.
Compliance, Techincal Controls, and You
Information Security compliance without enforcement through technical controls is just checking boxes. On the other hand, technical controls without the backing of compliance through effective policy and management support can equate to just playing with the latest bright and shiny security related hardware and software. We will walk through effective and popular techniques used by attackers. Then the compliance and technical controls that are designed to detect and mitigate these techniques will be discussed in depth .
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We are very pleased to welcome Varonis as our Speaker Dinner Sponsor for Tuesday 21st May!
We arm our customers with an industry-leading platform that is built to protect the world’s most valuable and most vulnerable data. Varonis starts at the heart – with data – so our customers are prepared to defend their data against attacks from inside and out. Our platform eliminates repetitive, manual clean-up projects and automates manual data protection routines, so we bring security and cost-savings together – maybe for the first time in cybersecurity history.
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We are very pleased to announce that Guidepoint and Risk Based Security have partnered up again to host our After Party event this year. Planning is in the works so stay tuned for further information!
RVAsec 2019. Register Now!
- Print the RVAsec 2018 proof of attendance PDF and add your name
- Bring the printout to RVAsec
- Ask one of the volunteers or staff at the registration desk to sign your form
Proof of attendance:
We are pleased to announce that Cisco are sponsoring our After Conference Reception on Friday, 8th June. The Reception will be held in the Commonwealth Ballroom directly after the last talk on Friday afternoon. Thank you to Cisco, and we look forward to seeing you all there!
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Wondering where things are for RVAsec in the VCU University Student Commons? Look no further!
- Registration is outside the Commonwealth Ballroom
- Talks are in Commonwealth Ballroom & Richmond Salons
- Vendors & food are in the Virginia Rooms, or outside Salons/Ballroom
- Capture the Flag (CTF) is in the James River Terrace
- Badges from HackRVA are in the James River Terrace
Click the map below for a larger version.
Virginia Commonwealth University Campus
University Student Commons, 2nd floor
907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284
Main Street Parking Deck
801 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284
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