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RVAsec 2020 – COVID-19 Update – March 12, 2020

There’s a lot of concern and attention in the media about the Coronavirus pandemic. Many large security events and gatherings are being postponed or cancelled. We’re aware that many companies are introducing restrictions on travel. And many people have concerns about safety when traveling or attending a public event;  we do too.

With that in mind, we want you to know that we have been, and continue to keep a close eye on the situation. We want to share some information with our attendees, speakers, sponsors and our community.

Richmond, VA has been relatively unaffected by the situation so far. We have been cautiously optimistic that we could continue as scheduled by implementing additional sanitation and safety measures. Our plans have been to monitor the situation and follow the lead provided by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), our hosting sponsor, and our local government officials.

This week VCU issued a statement that all events with more than 100 people have been cancelled until April 15. While RVAsec is outside of that range (May 5-6), it is not currently clear if that date will be extended. 

We can tell you that RVAsec is committed to providing a safe environment for our attendees, and we will act accordingly as we figure out the best way to move forward. Furthermore, we are prepared to do our part to reduce the potential impact to our community and flatten the curve, even if to the detriment of the conference itself. 

Our next step is that we will be meeting with officials from VCU this coming week to further discuss the situation. This meeting will hopefully provide additional insights that will allow us to make a proper decision on how to proceed with RVAsec 2020. 

We will provide further information as soon as it becomes available.

Thanks for your support in these unprecedented times,

Jake and Chris


Platinum Sponsor Feature: SentinelOne

www.sentinelone.com.com

@SentinelOne

We are very pleased to announce SentinelOne is our Platinum Sponsor for this year!

Sentinelone’s Autonomous Endpoint Protection Saves You Time by Using Multiple AI Engines, Providing Complete Visibility into All Activity, and Even Rolling Back Threats with a Single Agent.

Our team understands how much endpoints matter. When attackers come after our privacy, intellectual property, infrastructure, and collaborative modes of working, they assault more than just data. We’re under attack, and so are our values. That’s why we’re dedicated to keeping our breakthrough platform ahead of threats from every vector. Gartner, NSS Labs, and industry leading organizations recognize that our approach sets us apart. Come see us at RVAsec 2020. Register Now!

 


Help Choose The RVAsec 8 Logo!

The conference is fast approaching and we are once again in high gear planning the 8th RVAsec. The CFP is still open so submit your talks and encourage your favorite speakers and companies to submit as well.

A quick reminder that you have until February 28th until ticket prices increase. If you have not yet purchased your ticket, go get it now!

This year we are again having a logo contest for the conference and shirts!

We need your help — please vote and comment on all of the logos!

Here is the link for the RVAsec logo voting:
https://99designs.com/contests/poll/e52806f456

Thanks for your help, and please spread the link so we get as many votes as possible!


RVAsec 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

Tickets for RVAsec 2019 are now on sale!

Early registration price is only $150 for two days of great speakers, food and beverages, t-shirt, swag, parking and more!

RVAsec’s base ticket price for 2019 is $200 and will be in place on 3/1–so don’t wait! And if that’s not enough incentive to purchase your tickets early, late registrations (after 4/21) will be $250!

Don’t forget all the things you get with registration, including 2 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.

So, to recap the conference prices:

  • $150 discounted price until 2/28
  • $200 regular price until 4/20
  • $250 late registration until 5/10
  • $350 super late registration until 5/17

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!

Register now!


RVAsec 2019 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2019 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: May 22-23rd, 2019

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline: March 24th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern


RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its seventh year, RVAsec 2018 attracted over 650 security professionals from across the country. For 2019, the conference is a two day and three track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.

We are adding a 3rd track that is focused on intro or “101” talks.

Information:

  • Conference location: Richmond, VA
  • Dates: May 22-23, 2019
  • 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! Join us at RVAsec and enjoy the perks!

For more information and requirements, or to submit, please visit:

https://goo.gl/forms/L85gaPSyurhCKJdw2


Mobile Schedule

As  reminder, the RV4sec schedule is available in regular and mobile!


Speaker Feature: Elissa “#LADYBOSS” Shevinsky

Elissa “#LADYBOSS” Shevinsky

@ElissaShevinsky

http://www.businessinsider.com/author/elissa-shevinsky

 

200x200_shevinsky.png (200×200)Elissa Shevinsky is CEO of JeKuDo Privacy Company. JeKuDo is building the best easy to use privacy tools, and is funded by the Mach37 cyber-security accelerator in Virginia.

Shevinsky is a frequent writer and speaker, and most recently gave talks at ShmooCon, DefCon, Pii2014, SXSW, the Computers Freedom and Privacy conference and various Meetups. Shevinsky is also the author of “Lean Out,” an anthology on Silicon Valley culture, published by OR Books.

 

The Changing Legal Landscape for InfoSec: What You Need to Know

As black hat threat actors attack and embarrass American companies and celebrities, the government seeks to show that it is strong on “cybercrime” by going after the most accessible targets – researchers, journalists and “hackers” like you and me.

Changing government policies and recent court decisions have created a climate where individual infosec researchers could be jailed in the course of doing their jobs. It’s a disturbing trend but there are ways to do our work while mitigating our personal risks.

This talk reviews court cases, policy decisions, and the history of hacker convictions, along with analysis from legal experts, to consider best practices for avoiding getting slammed for your research.

 

Register now


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RVAsec 2013 CFP is Now Open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2013 is now open!

Conference: May 30 – June 1, 2013

Location: Richmond, VA

CFP Submission Deadline: February 4th, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern


RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its first year, RVAsec 2012 attracted 175 security professionals from across the country. For 2013, the conference is expanding to a two day and dual-track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations.

All talks must be 55 minutes in length, and submissions will need to select either technical or business/management tracks.

Join us and enjoy the perks!

For more information and requirements, or to submit, please visit:

http://rvasec.com/2013-cfp/