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RVAsec 13 Layout at Downtown Richmond Marriott

RVAsec 13 will be at the Downtown Richmond Marriott June 4-5, 2024.

Check-in at the conference will begin upstairs (bring your EventBrite QR code for the fastest check in!) and then you will proceed downstairs to get your bag, shirt, and badge

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Please see the included map for details on where the talks and other events will take place.


  • Keynotes: Grand Ballroom
  • Technical Track: Grand Ballroom F/G (Left)
  • Business Track: Grand Ballroom D/E (Right)
  • Registration


  • 101 Track: Madison/Jefferson/Monroe
  • Sponsors: Capital Ballroom
  • Capture the Flag: Capital Ballroom
  • Lock Picking: Shenandoah Room
  • Hack.RVA: Dominion Room
  • Swag & Info Desk

RVAsec 2022 Proof of Attendance

If you need proof of attendance for your CISSP or other certification CPEs, please use this PDF. Instructions: Proof of attendance:

Richmond FBI To Keynote RVAsec 2022!

We are pleased to announce that Michael P. French and Chris Cope, FBI cyber agents from the Richmond field office will be keynoting RVAsec 2022!

Chris Cope is the Supervisor Special Agent of FBI Richmond’s Cyber Squad.  He joined the FBI in 2009 and was assigned to the FBI New York field office, working criminal cyber intrusions.  In 2015, Chris accepted a promotion to Cyber Division headquarters to work nation state cyber threats and later accepted another promotion in 2019 to Field Supervisor of FBI Richmond’s Cyber Squad.  Chris’s background includes a Masters in Cyber Security from Penn State University and ten years as an Oracle Systems Administrator, prior to the FBI.

Special Agent Michael P. French has been with the FBI since 2004 and specializes in conducting investigations into criminal and national security computer intrusions.

Book Your Hotel Room for RVAsec 2022 Now!

Conference Dates: Thursday, June 16th & Friday, June 17th, 2022
Where: Richmond Omni Hotel, 100 South 12th St., Richmond, VA 23219 – 2nd Floor

Hotel Reservations @ the Richmond Omni

We were able to secure an excellent rate of $145 per night, plus tax. The room block will expire on June 8, 2022. The rate is available 6/15 to 6/18. All overnight guests will be able to valet park at the reduced rate of $10 per day and receive free WiFi in their guest rooms. 

Please use this link to make your reservations as soon as possible:

Travel & Directions

The hotel is in downtown Richmond. The following link provides more details:

Airport: Richmond International Airport (RIC):


Hotel Guests: All overnight guests will be able to valet at the reduced rate of $10 per day.
Day Parking/Self-Parking: There are several self-pay parking garages within a four block radius of the hotel.

View this PDF for more information:

Join Security Staches for Movember

After October comes Movember. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. By 2030, they aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

We’re proud to be a member of the communities we live and work in, and recognize the important role that nonprofit and other local and industry organizations play. We’re raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives.

Join the Mo-vement

Are you a colleague in the security industry? Then we challenge you to join the team!

You can find our team page here:

RVAsec 2021 CFP is now open!

The call for papers for RVAsec 2021 is now open!

Click here to submit a talk to the CFP now!

Conference: November 4-5, 2021 Location: Richmond, VA CFP deadline is August 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern
RVAsec is a Richmond, VA based security convention that brings top industry speakers to the midatlantic region. In its eighth year, RVAsec 2019 attracted over 750 security professionals from across the country. For 2021, the conference is a two day and three track format, with a mixed focus on technical and management/business presentations. Information:
  • Conference location: Richmond, VA
  • Dates: November 4-5, 2021
  • All talks must be 50 minutes in length
  • Presenters will need to select technical, business/management, or 101 tracks.
  • While we welcome foreign speakers if travel restrictions allow, 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 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


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:

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!